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Homestays: Experiencing The Real Laos

By Emily / 28 September 2012
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The following is a guest post by Cindy Fan Stay in remote hill villages when trekking in northern Laos (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) Pull up a stool and dig into a home-cooked meal (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) Sharing photos with kids in Ban Dong Muong (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) The children huddle together in awe […]

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Interview with Mr Vanh – Stray Asia Guide

By Emily / 27 September 2012
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The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Mr Vanh” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Mr. Vanh, one of the friendly faces you’ll find at our sales office in Luang Prabang, Laos. Mr. Vanh – Sales Crew Home, before Straying: Xayaboury province, famous for its elephants! What is your favorite […]

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Interview with Mr Noy – Stray Asia Guide

By Emily / 24 September 2012
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The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Mr Noy” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Noy, one our local guides in Laos who will entertain you with facts, stories and in-depth insight into Lao culture and history. Mr. Noy – Local Guide in Laos Home, before Straying: a village near […]

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Interview with “Spits” – Stray Asia Tour Leader

By Emily / 19 September 2012
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The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Spits” aka Sarah by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Sarah, one of our tour leaders there to help you have the time of your life in South East Asia. Tour Leader – Sarah Home, before Straying: England Past life: Working in Luang […]

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Easy guide to voluntourism in Southeast Asia

By Emily / 14 September 2012
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I just stumbled across a couple of great website resource for Voluntourism – the recreation of tourism combined with volunteering work for charities and non-profits. It’s called True Travellers. Keep reading for even more info about voluntourism in Southeast Asia and these guys.

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Spaceship sighted in Asia by Stray Bus

By Emily / 4 September 2012
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An identified flying object was seen in Laos recently – Mike Perham has now made it through to Asia on his round the world in a spaceship mission. Here you can see the orange car meeting her big brother the Stray Bus in Muang near Vang Vieng, Laos.

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English teachers wanted in NE Laos

By Emily / 21 August 2012
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People often ask us about whether any volunteering work is available in Laos, a bit like WWOOFing for example. Our friends at Die Bambusschule (a school in NE Laos) are seeking volunteers: Interested in making a difference for the children in the rural Northeast of Laos? The Bamboo School Foundation is looking for volunteer English teachers, […]

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Learning to Fish the Laos Way at Nong Khiaw

By Emily / 30 April 2012
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About 2 weeks ago I did a trip to Nong Khiaw, a small town by the Nam Ou river in beautiful Laos. We did an awesome day trip The fun times in the water made us very hungry so we had to organize ourselves some lunch. As we were in a tiny village without a […]

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Buses in Laos – Stray’s new buses – the best for the job

By Emily / 19 March 2012
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You need the right vehicles to get further off the beaten track. I have had a great day. I’m in Vientiane – it’s at least 40 degrees. I have spent the day wandering around truck yards and steel workers. When we started in Laos we bought brand new vehicles – 24 seater mini coaches. They […]

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Things to do from Chiang Mai – Muay Thai boxing

By Emily / 18 March 2012
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I’m traveling around the Stray Asia route for the three weeks with Holly our local GM. We are on a mission to find great ‘local’ activities which travelers may want to break their journey to do – taking advantage of the flexibility of stray passes. Yesterday we found a gem. Traditional Thai boxing in a […]

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Review of Stray Asia by Helen Wooldridge

By Emily / 21 December 2011
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The following is a review of Stray Asia by Helen Wooldridge from Covent Garden branch of STA Travel. Describe your trip in one sentence My trip to Laos was beer-filled and beautiful, crazy but chilled! How easy is it to get there and how long does it take? We flew to Bangkok with Jet Airways […]

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A Waterfall like no others

By Emily / 25 August 2011
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Heading up the coast from Kaikoura there is a road sign that is unique, a ‘Seal Crossing’ sign! If the sea is rough, the seals have been known to take refuge on the road. One stock truck driver told me that he had to use his electric cattle prod to get one to move that […]

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