Category Archives: Laos

Travel piece on Laos

My piece on Laos was published in the February issue of Forbes India. You can read it here. Advertisements

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“Protect our culture”…pleads Luang Prabang

We were splashing in solitude down the Nam Khan River in our kayaks when Muang, our guide, abruptly forced us to paddle to the shore and asked us to get off. “I have a surprise,” he said. My husband and … Continue reading

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A ‘Sweet Mate’ in Laos is not what you think

We asked for sugar for our coffee over breakfast one morning in Luang Prabang and were offered this delightfully suggestive sachet. I would’ve loved to have bought a local brand of condoms just to read the copy.

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At the advanced age of 31 I discovered a new fruit!

I didn’t expect to find a surprise in my fruit salad. I had ordered a plate at the Vientiane airport in Laos, more out of boredom than hunger because we had some time to kill before our flight. I was … Continue reading

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Eating fried river weed and other delights in Laos

I was warned by a tour guide in Luang Prabang, who was teaching me a few words in Lao, “Be careful how you order buffalo meat because…um….er….you could end up asking for something between a man’s legs.” Since I don’t … Continue reading

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