February 28, 2014

Luangprabang Night Market - Art Finds!

Of course you can't go to LP without strolling through the evening or night market that opens up on the main street.  I couldn't resist what I was seeing so I bought a couple of paintings. Have a look.  Hope you like them as much as I do.

Paintings bought from Luangprabang Evening/Night MarketPaintings bought from Luangprabang Evening/Night Market

February 26, 2014

Muang Lao by Jew Amornrat

Beautiful video, nice costumes and dancers, impeccable locations (all located in Laos of course), and a fun song that also explains the different provinces of Laos.  What more could one ask for? For those new to Laos, consider this your introduction to Laos through music.  Enjoy!

P.S. The captions are in Thai and English.

February 25, 2014

February 17, 2014

Huk Aum Lum - Lao Romantic Comedy

A Lao romantic comedy that was released back on November 17 2012 by Hemon Studio and Lao New Wave Cinema Productions.  Just posting it here in case some people may not have seen it.  Just like any other comedy it can be a bit cheesey at times however this movie made me laugh out loud several times.  It is funny and fun to watch.

February 14, 2014

Mix of Lao Food

A nice clip showing both video and pictures of different kinds of Lao food from her trip to Laos.  Everything looks so delish!

Posted by Youtube user AsianGalPeggy2011

February 12, 2014

Book Review: Baeb Hien Natseen

Title:  Baeb hien natseen / ແບບ​ຮຽນ​ນາ​ຕສິນ
By:  Somchan Sutama
Publisher/Year:  Ministry of Education, 1974
Book review of Baeb hien natseen / ແບບ​ຮຽນ​ນາ​ຕສິນ by Somchan Sutama

Corner of Zen

This is totally real and random.  One morning I came out of the bathroom and this is what I saw.  I had unintentionally left the blinds open on the other side of the room the evening before.  What I found the morning after was the sunlight shining right on to my Buddha statue in a corner of my living room I lovingly refer to as my corner of zen.

My corner of zen in my living room

February 11, 2014

Gabriel Traveler Visits Laos

A fun video travel log by frugual backpacking traveler named Gabe.  In this one he visits Laos.

February 04, 2014

Lao Artist Profile: Mr. Mankhone

Mankhone is a young, Lao artist, based in his hometown of Luangprabang.  He does these amazing paintings on sometimes large pieces or small tiles of tree bark or solid wood eggs.  I saw them for the first time while visiting Luangprabang in December 2013.

Buddha Paranibbana painting by Lao painter Mankhone

February 03, 2014

Russian Restaurant in Vientiane

This was a random sighting while motorbiking through downtown Vientiane. I found this lone, single Russian restaurant which seemed somewhat out of place.  I kept wondering to myself are there even enough people around who'd be interested to eat here?  Perhaps there are.  I didn't get a chance to try the food but thought I'd post this for our roosky tourists to Vientiane who might be interested.

Image of Russian restaurant in Vientiane, Laos

Introduction to Laos in Tamil

For our Tamil speaking visitors, here's a video from Puthuathalaimurai TV, introducing viewers to Laos.

Posted by:  Youtube user Puthuathalaimurai TV.