Friday, September 18, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Look up...way up

Patusai in Vientiane - ceiling artwork
Artwork at the ceiling of Patusai.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Need to stay in quarantine in Laos? Here are the approved hotels in Vientiane

Currently, there is still limited travel in and out of Laos.  For those who have been approved for entry, there is a mandatory 2 week quarantine.

Lao nationals are being held at quarantine facilities but also have the option of hotel stays as well.  For foreigners, only hotel stays are the options.  There are currently 19 government approved quarantine hotels in Vientiane.  Hotel stays are paid out of pocket.

Facebook partners with the Mekong River Commission to provide early flood and drought warning

Mekong River in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hanoi, Viet Nam, 31 August 2020 – Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.

5 of the 7 prisoner escapees have been captured

Prisoners escaped from Phonthong Jail in Vientiane

Video Credit:  Lao Youth Radio, August 24, 2020

Fourteen Days: Inside a Quarantine Center in Laos

 By: Francis Savankham, Laotian Times August 21, 2020

COVID-19 quarantine center in Laos

A Facebook user by the name of Phonesamai Huisjes has recently risen to fame on social media for documenting her personal experiences in a state-designated quarantine center.