Photo Favorite: Morning Alms Collection by Buddhist Monks


Location: Luang Prabang, Laos In Theravada Buddhism, monks collect daily alms of food. In the early morning they set off walking barefoot around town to collect food in their large bowls. People stand by the side of the street and place food in the monk’s bowls as a way to make merit. This photo was […]

Champasak, Laos – An Unspoiled Travel Retreat


Champasak, Laos, is the type of place where a tourist can take a vacation from traveling. In contrast to other parts of Laos such as Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, or the 4000 Islands that at times get a bit overrun with gap year backpackers, Champasak is a quiet retreat. Even though there is a constant […]

How to Easily Get a Thai Visa in Savannakhet, Laos


Savannakhet, Laos, presents a low-key option for getting a Thai visa instead of making a Thai visa run to Vientiane. Savannakhet, Laos is located just across the Mekong River from Mukdahan, Thailand. If you are heading to Savannakhet to make a Thai visa run, it’s best to first find your way to Mukdahan. Buses leave […]