Category: South East Asia

20 Books to read before Planning a trip to Luang Prabang, Laos

About this books: Essential reading list on Laos for the first time visitors. These books are mostly based on politics in Laos, especially during the era of Indo-China retreat, the covert air-war by America and Vietnam War and written by American writers. Some of the books are fictional accounts and set in Laos. Read all […]

11 Culturally Immersive experiences in Luang Prabang Timeless!

About this blog: Every culture enthusiast will inevitably visit Luang Prabang as a part of the great Southeast Asia backpacking trail. Apart from day trips to nearby Kuang Si waterfall, Luang Prabang offers an intense culturally immersive experience.  Also read, all travel blogs on Laos! Luang Prabang is the favourite destination of the backpacking trail […]

Handmade local Souveniers from Luang Prabang, Laos: A Guide for the Art-Lover

Luang Prabang in Laos has one of the best night markets in the entire southeast Asia when it comes to collecting handmade artifacts and other souvenirs. Laos hill tribes excel in weaving silk and Indigo hued natural sustainable fabrics which is a must in any collector’s wardrobe. This guide on the bespoke souvenirs from Luang […]

From Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang in Laos: Flight Review for Bangkok Airways

About this blog: I took a flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok to Luang Prabang in Laos. I flew economy and the flight lasted for an hour and a half. This is my honest account of experiencing Bangkok Airways. Also touted as Asia’s Boutique Airlines, Bangkok Airways is a full service regional airline serving a vast […]

Spending a Night at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok while Transit: How I saved Visa Cost & my Experience!

About this blog: I had 8 hours to spend at Suvarnabhumi airport before flying off to Laos, a different country. During the transit I did not have a Thailand Visa. It was during the night. What did I do at the Suvarnabhumi airport? A personal account of spending a night at the Suvarnabhumi airport. I […]

The Many Faces of Malaysia Beyond the Realm of Touristy Trails: Offbeat Malaysian Destinations!

Travel writers come together to pick and choose their favorite offbeat destinations in Malaysia, ranging from chasing down world’s largest flower Rafflesia to following the trail of the Man of the Forest, Orangutan. This blog post is a must read if you are curious to explore Malaysia beyond Kuala Lumpur and the usual gateways from […]

Mountains meet the coast: In Search of Vietnam’s Most Dramatic Landscapes!

There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. Vibrant nightlife at the foot of chic skyscrapers. Scintillating sunsets at the Halong Bay, home to the mythic dragons. Acres of lush paddy fields. Never ending stretch of karst mountains that made their way from the land to the sea! Vietnam, the S shaped country […]

Taking Part in Baci Ceremony: Offbeat Cultural Experience in Laos

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta. If I am to pick a single overwhelming cultural experience from Laos, the one which truly opened the door of my heart for the people of Laos… the one which made this beautiful and often misunderstood country etched in my memory […]

Laos Tourist Visa on an Arrival with an Indian Passport: 7 Things to Keep in Mind

Laos PDR allows Visa on Arrival for Indian Passport holders for stay up to 30 days. This post tells you on how to score a Laos visa on arrival with an Indian passport as you arrive at one of the international borders of Laos. You may also choose to opt for an E-visa for Laos! […]