June 28, 2013

Food From Northern Laos - The Boat Landing Cookbook

Title:  Food From Northern Laos - The Boat Landing Cookbook / ​ອາ​ຫານ​ຈາກ​ພາກ​ເ​ໜືອ​ລາວ: ​ປື້​ມສູດ​ອາ​ຫານ​ຂອງ​ເຮືອນ​ພັກ​ທ່າ​ເຮືອ
By:  Dorothy Culloty
Photographed by: Kees Springer
Publisher/Year:  Galangal Press, 2010
ISBN:  9780473172367
Price:  $30USD
Laoconnection.com book review of Food From Northern Laos by Dorothy Culloty

June 25, 2013

UNWFP PSAs on Food Nutrition and Family Health

The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has funded several public service annoucement (PSA) ads in Lao that were showcased at the Luangprabang Film Festival in 2012.  All the ads are about family, maternity and baby health.  There were 10 in all.  Here's a couple of them shown here.

Saving Nutrients

June 21, 2013

New Lao Travel Magazine - Champa Holidays Magazine

Found another Lao travel magazine that has a full website to accompany the magazine.  It's in both English, Lao and some of the ads and texts are even in Chinese.  It's definitely for tourists and has plenty of ads.  Issues are printed and available aboard Lao Airlines and some bookstores in Laos.  They're also available online on their website and Issuu.com (links shown below).  It's beautifully made and some of the articles are quite interesting with gorgeous photos.  Have a look...

Picture of Champa Holidays Magazine June-July 2013 issue 17Picture of Champa Holidays Magazine April-May 2013 issue 16

June 19, 2013

Video Profiles 3 Lao People From Different Walks of Life

Here are 3 short, documentary style videos from HumanityTVFilms featuring 3 Lao people from very different walks of life.  It's done wonderfully well.  The creators of this documentary project are, in their own words, "trying to tell the story of humanity through the eyes of locals".  Take a look at their videos and also consider supporting HumanityTVFilms.

Authentic Laos: The Eco Entrepreneur

June 17, 2013

Lao Artist Profile: Mr. May Chandavong

Today we're featuring the classical oil paintings of Vientiane based, Lao artist Mr. May Chandavong, 70.  The below are just a few selections of his work. 

Lao Artist Profile - Lao New Year painting by May Chandavong

June 13, 2013

Young Lao Photographers Project

Found a wonderful project and website online combining support for Lao youth and photography.  All photos are by young Lao photographers.  Take a look...

Young Lao Photographers: Other Young Lao Photographers &emdash; by Chanpheng

Young Lao Photographers: Ka Xiong &emdash; 5_candle light

Young Lao Photographers: Vatthana Siamkha &emdash; Vs_ The night of light

June 11, 2013

Trying to Find Someone in Laos?

The funny thing about Laos is that the levels of separation are not far and almost everyone knows everyone or they may know your relatives, family or friends.  So relatively speaking it can be quite easy to find or get in touch with someone through a bit of investigating.  Laos is a small country and even Vientiane, I've often described as having a small town feel to it even though Vientiane is quite developed now.

Laoconnection.com Searching for Someone image

June 07, 2013

In a Typographic Daze! - Part 3

Found yet another wonderful website devoted to Lao writing where many are featured from signs found throughout Laos.  It also includes calligraphy, typography and fonts.  This one from Flickr user aysomphone from Vientiane.  Like the other sites we found, this too has a lot of examples, photos and scanned images, of Lao text and writing.

June 03, 2013

Tour of Luangprabang (video)

A beautiful video of Luangprabang, Laos.  Created by Damis Films for tour company Luangprabang Exclusive.