An open-air Laos temple with meditation mats laid out

Explaining Foreigners to Lao People (Part 2)

Ready to learn more about why foreigners (or falang as they're known in Laos) act the weird way they do? Here are 5 more...
A girl sells marigolds outside a Lao temple

Explaining Foreigners to Lao People (Part 1)

As you know foreigners not only look different, we act different too. We try to fit in, but our awkward behaviour is so different...
Going to a Lao Wedding - a view of the wedding party in front of the stage

So You’re Going to a Lao Wedding

You got invited to a Lao wedding! That's great news. Apparently having falang at a Lao wedding is good luck. Nice – all you...
Lao Baci ceremony - What you need to know

Going to a Lao Baci? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you're spending some time in Laos, you'll probably get invited to a baci (bah-see) ceremony. Never heard of a baci? Don't panic. A Lao...
Laos Karaoke room with the title "An English-Speaker's Guide to Karaoke in Laos"

An English-Speaker’s Guide to Karaoke in Laos

If there’s one thing living in Laos has taught me it’s that karaoke is popular. And it is fuuuuuuun. Scared? Fear not - even with...
Strange food they really eat in Lao

Strange Food: What do they REALLY eat in Lao?

The top 10 weird foods they eat in Lao are 1) fertilized duck eggs, 2) barbecued bee larvae, 3) goat blood salads, 4) fried crickets, 5) raw...
What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

The surreal rock structures of Phu Phra Bat haunt the jungle. This mountainous area of Thailand near both Nong Khai and Udon Thani has...
Every traveler who's shat themselves

To Every Traveler Who’s Shat Themselves

Here's to every traveler who has shat themselves pursing world exploration. Our magnificent planet called, and despite the gastronomic hazards, they got on that...
Eating Costa Rica featured image - our yard

Eating Costa Rica – What We Ate From Our Yard

Costa Rica's mild, humid climate makes ideal for growing fruits, tropical plants, rice, corn, and coffee (of course). We lived in Sierpe for 3...
Making chocolate from pods title image

Failing to Make Chocolate from Cocoa Pods in Costa Rica

When life gives you cocoa pods, make chocolate. At least that was the idea. During our three month house sit in Costa Rica we stayed...