Category Archive: Laos

Ingredients around the world – Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo

Bamboo shoots are a staple ingredient in Asia. The fastest growing grass in the world, used in numerous soups and as a standalone vegetable. Bamboo, with all its uses will surely take over the world? This is perhaps the only ingredient that you can say that one minute you are using to build your house …

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Sharing the Worlds Local Food: Book Launch

We just launched our new book “Sharing the World’s Local Food and held a book launch in The ArtHouse gallery in central Bournemouth to see the book released into the wild so to speak with the due explosion of food and fare that has been surrounding its development. The whole premise of this new style …

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North Cambodia Laos Border

An early start in Kratie to begin our journey to Champasak in Laos via the north Cambodia Laos border crossing. With the market so easily accessible I ran to pick up our last iced coffee and say goodbye to the lady who had got used to my visits. Picked up some french bread and then …

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How to eat Laos Sticky Rice

Glutinous or sticky rice is the staple food of Laos. As the vast majority of people live in the country, away from towns and infrastructure community and focus revolves around cultivating paddy fields. The rice crop is the carbohydrate that keeps people in Laos alive and since it is the glutinous rice variety that contains …

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7 Funny Signs

We found 7 funny signs and a few more that were a bit more lewd. We just had to share them once I had picked them from the archive! There is nothing like taking a girl you like on a date to a fancy looking restaurant in an exotic country and then being able to …

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Video Playlist of Temples Around the World

Click on the videos to show just some of the temples we experienced around the world. Temples are fascinating pieces of artwork that are often core monuments of cities and locations around the world. The different religions adopt their own styles and are symbols of faith as well as works of art work. Every temple …

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Laos to Thailand by boat

Back to Luang Prabang we opted to try out a hostel recommended to us by a couple that we had met on the trek, Fi and Dan. This was better value. 60,000kip for a huge double bed, free tea, coffee and banannas. Worth a try for sure. We got dropped off at the Elephant Camp …

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Learning to be a Mahout

We were picked up promptly from our hostel and transported to the Elephant Camp site, up for learning to be a Mahout – a traditional Laos elephant tamer and rider. The initial drop off point overlooked a fast flowing brown river. After getting introduced to the camp by our guide we were taught the comands …

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Hanging out in Luang Prabang

A long hot and slow ride back to Luang Prabang from Nong Kiow. It only took 5 hours but we needed a while just hanging out in Luang Prabang after what we had just accomplished.  The journey also felt like it took forever. We rocked up in the south bus station and headed into town …

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