Luang Prabang: Highlights

Luang Prabang, once the royal capital of Laos, is a world heritage town where the Nam Khan River meets the Mekong. It is beautiful, peaceful, and a place not just for culture, or even incredible food, but for experiences. My first impressions when we arrived were of people, family, a strong community, and quite a … Continue reading Luang Prabang: Highlights

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Luang Prabang: The Best Food & Drink

Laos cuisine definitely has its own identity and especially in Luang Prabang where there are a lot of regional dishes. There are similarities to northern Thai and to other areas of South East Asia, but significant differences too. The river and the jungle sustain the region and aromatics like galangal, lemongrass and chilli are flavour … Continue reading Luang Prabang: The Best Food & Drink

Luang Prabang: Lao Cooking with Bamboo Tree Cooking School

Another country, another cooking class, and this time was Lao cuisine. Lao food is different enough to Thai that we thought it would be really interesting to learn more about, and particularly in Luang Prabang which has its own regional dishes. The format was not unlike the cooking classes in Chiang Mai where you visit … Continue reading Luang Prabang: Lao Cooking with Bamboo Tree Cooking School