diariesof Laos

Land of Karst Mountains

Travel Inspiration

What we propose to share with you, in this issue, is the country of the resilient and genteel people of Laos. Here we discovered turquoise lagoons and mesmerizing cascades, hidden amongst limestone outcrops; chartreuse-green rice paddies leading to gigantic caves and impenetrable jungles; without crossing one single sea, we found thousands of islands on the mighty Mekong River. We guarantee, this issue reveals a country that you did not know existed!

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Product Specs

Size: 210 x 297 x 12 mm / 8,2 x 11,6 x 0,5 inches
ISSN: 2354-5380
Pages: 164
Weight: 814 gr
Paper: Cover 300 gr / Interior 150 gr
Language: English

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Feel the Spirit of the Mekong

A Two-Wheeled Culture

In Laos, the moped culture is very deeply-rooted. It is no overstatement to say that everyone knows how to ride a scooter. Unaccustomed foreigners might shiver at the sight of a young child driving his even younger siblings around on a moped. But one soon gets used to it and Lao drivers are very respectful and patient. Also, they have put together two incredible loops that are better explored on a motorcycle, we couldn’t have wished for better!

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Beautiful Encounters

It doesn’t matter where you elect to go, it is guaranteed that in Laos you will be well received. People greet with a nop, with their hands clasped together in a prayerful position, and with a friendly sabaidee. In the remotest and tiny villages of the north of the country, be prepared to be received by the entire village, curious to know where you are coming from…

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Follow the Almsgiving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

When in Luang Prabang get ready to be an early riser in order to witness the unique almsgiving ceremony of the Buddhist monks. Head to the Sisavangvong street to see the monks queuing for their sticky rice from the worshippers. Let your nose lead you to one of the temples, whose yards are filled with frangipani; or follow your nose to one of the many bakeries for a French baguette in this ex-colonial town.

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Unforgettable Moments in Laos

After almost two months of travelling in Laos, the collection of memorable experiences just got bigger and bigger! Watch the short collection of videos to find out which unforgettable moments a journey through Laos can offer.

What They Say

I really liked it. Keep on doing what you do – really inspiring!

– Erich

Well written and informative, great photography.

– Conny

Lots of great photos inside and great to see a culture represented in depth.

– Dan from Dansmags

Get Inspired in Laos

Join us, preferably on a motorbike or bicycle, to tour on the well organised Thakhek loop or above the Bolaven Plateau for a taste of Lao refined Arabica coffee. This issue is also a trip to the unknown yet surprising gastronomic world of Laos: you will find that the world-famous papaya salad comes from here! Be prepared for many more surprises, this is the land of the 4,000 islands and of the million elephants…

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