Laos

Daily Life, 1-9 April

It’s Pi Mai season in Laos! Pi Mai (known as Songkran in Thailand) is Lao New Year — the biggest and most widely-celebrated festival in all of Laos! It also coincides with the hottest time of year here in Laos, […]

Night at the Museum

The National Museum is moving out of its downtown home of forty years. So, how do Laotians mark such an occasion? With a little Michael Jackson, of course.

Date Night

Date night in Vientiane! Three bars, two puzzling toilets, and one quirky French restaurant. About as exciting as it gets for a date night around here, and that’s just fine with us. In a previous post, I mentioned that we […]

Hiking Phou Phanang

This is our first attempt at a true Vientiane-area hike — or at least as close as it gets around here. Over the past six months, Lori and I have been looking for opportunities to get out into “nature” within […]