If you’re new to Laos it probably didn’t take you long to realise that Lao culture is very different to western cultures. To try and help you navigate the complexities of Lao culture we’ve put together this handy list of Do’s and Don’ts to help make sure you can get on with the local community.Read more
If you love your liquor – the following shops in Vientiane are absolutely worth a visit.Read more
As a result of some new technology implemented, Google Chrome and Opera now have beta versions of their desktop and mobile Internet browser software that works well with Lao.
Here are some examples of it working poorly in Firefox and correctly in Google Chrome Beta:
LibreOffice, an open source office suite, is getting ready to release the upcoming version 4.3, bringing many new improvements.
One thing that you may not be aware of is that for some time now (since version 4.2), LibreOffice has native word detection support for Lao, a difficult feature to implement correctly. This allows for dynamic word-breaking, spell-check, and word count features in Lao that traditionally have not been possible with most office suites in the past without …..
If you’ve got a digital camera (or even a smart phone), some white walls and another person, you can get your own visa photos for nothing – instead of paying the photo shop for six photos.
After you’ve taken the digital shot, visit www.epassportphoto.com and, using the country specifications guide, you upload the photo into
Despite a well-run domestic prevention and treatment programs in Laos, the overall incidence of HIV/AIDS in the country seemed to be going up, according to UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Laos Pascal Stenier.
“The number of new cases for last year is estimated to be one thousand, which is three new infections per day,” Stenier said
With the support of the Lao government, extensive prevention, testing, monitoring and treatment campaigns have been launched over the last decade. Stenier said he was very pleased with some recent progress in support for HIV-affected individuals with the Lao government’s official recognition of the Lao Network of People Living with HIV.
If you regularly travel to Thailand and want a pre-paid number that won’t expire quickly, choose the ‘happy’ brand of SIM in red packaging (pictured below). You only need to purchase the SIM and it comes with 20 baht call credit with an expiry period of an entire year.Read more