The Elephant Caravan Laos 2015

The Elephant Caravan Laos 2015

A team of 12 elephants will walk about 630 km across the Xayaboury and Luang Prabang provinces, passing through elephant populated areas and cultural sites and disseminating both environmental education material and art performances in towns and villages.
Elephants are a source of pride for the Lao people and it is urgent to reactivate the public support for the species. On the road, the caravan will stop daily in villages it crosses. Theater, music and performances will be …. Continue reading

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Saviours of the Street – Vientiane Rescue

Saviours of the Street - Vientiane Rescue

When French paramedic Sebastian Perret witnessed a fatal accident in the Laos capital, Vientiane, in 2010, he was shocked that no ambulance came to help.
Every day, four people die in road crashes across Laos, giving the country one of the region’s worst road fatalities per capita in the region. Many more are injured but most cannot afford to pay a government ambulance to help them.
Unable to ignore the plight of the city’s road crash victims, Perret set up Vientiane Rescue, a volunteer …… Continue reading

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Luang Prabang Listed Among World’s 11 Most Romantic Wedding Destinations

Luang Prabang Listed Among World's 11 Most Romantic Wedding Destinations

Luang Prabang has been highlighted as a world-class popular tourist destination once again after an Australian travel website listed the World Heritage site among 11 of the world’s most romantic wedding destinations.
Laos’ well-known tourist destination was number five among the 11 destinations shown on the Qantas Travel Insider website.
Paris, France came first followed by …. Continue reading

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Businessman, Driver Survive Hail Of Gunfire

Businessman, Driver Survive Hail Of Gunfire

Two men have survived a shooting on Friday night, Vientiane Police Office confirmed on Tuesday.
One of the victims was Tong Homsombath, a well known businessman who heads up Tong Construction Company. The car carrying the businessman and his driver was attacked while they were leaving a venue on Kamphaengmeuang road in the evening of February 20. Mr Tong was fortunate to survive unscathed while his driver took …. Continue reading

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Vehicle Technical Inspection Moved To New Location

Vehicle Technical Inspection Moved To New Location

As in any other country, all vehicles in Laos have to undergo regular inspection to ensure that it conforms to regulations governing safety. Inspections are required every year with the exception for new cars who are good for the first two years.
The company offering these Vehicle Technical Inspection in Vientiane city has recently moved to …..

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New 100-Baht Banknotes On Circulation Thursday

New 100-Baht Banknotes On Circulation Thursday

The Bank of Thailand today unveiled the new 100-baht banknotes to commemorate and honour King Taksin the Great.
The new commemorative banknote will have the same size and colour as the old 100-baht banknotes currently in use, but with advanced anti-forgery printing design which allows the ordinary people and the blind to identify the value and differentiate easily.
The new banknote features the portrait of ….. Continue reading

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Couleur d’Asie – Store, Restaurant, Tea House and Art Gallery

Couleur d’Asie - Store, Restaurant, Tea House and Art Gallery

Couleur d’Asie has been open in it’s current form since mid-2014 and while many people we have spoken to have heard of the French influenced venue there seem to be very few who have actually visited.
The owner of the store, Vivian Inthavong, has called Vientiane her home for many years and her range of experience in style and interior design are clear from the moment you enter. Officially promoted as a ‘concept store’, Couleur d’Asie has a lot to offer: …. Continue reading

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How to Travel With Your Pet: Laos

How to Travel With Your Pet: Laos

We all know that a ‘pet is for life’ and when we take on the responsibility of our furry family that means taking them with us when we move home, and in some cases country. Travelling with pets is becoming increasingly popular as international quarantine requirements are easing (in many countries there is no quarantine) and airlines are improving their services for pet owners.
Exporting your pet from Laos can at first appear to be both incredibly complicated and costly. Clear advice and guidelines can be hard to come by with conflicting reports and experiences. Fortunately, the process can go smoothly with ….. Continue reading

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