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Although Lao PDR actually stands for Peoples’ Democratic Republic, many locals say that the PDR should stand for Please Don’t Rush. They’re right. Lao is a country that is off the beaten track but has so much to offer the visitor. The mighty Mekong river flows through Laos, carving out beautiful landscapes. And the food is sublime, with so many dishes using fresh herbs and spices to add tonnes of flavour to every dish. If you’re feeling active, there are all sorts of adventurous activities and hikes to enjoy.

  • Mekong Meanderings
    The Mekong river has so many things to see – the beautiful landscapes it has shaped, the wildlife that live in and around it, and the bountiful food it supplies Continue reading
  • RECIPE: How To Make Lao Larb
    Lao larb, also known as moo larb, is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day. It’s incredibly easy to make and really refreshing. It’s kind of a meat salad which hails from South East Asia; we first tried it in Lao , where it holds the status of national dish, but we have also eaten it in Thailand, and quickly became hooked. Even better, all the ingredients are really easy to find in our home country. There’s a tiny bit of preparation needed prior to assembling the dish, so worth thinking about making it ahead of time. The following recipe will feed … Continue reading
  • Luang Prabang Lao PDR (Please Don’t Rush)
    Luang Prabang Lao is the country’s former capital. One of the best restaurants in the city for Lao specialities is Tamarind restaurant. Continue reading
  • Ultimate Laos Coffee In Vientiane
    When we visited a barista in Vientiane we didn’t have high expectations. But we ended up being pleasantly surprised by Laos coffee. Continue reading
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