The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Nate” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Nate, Stray Asia tour leader, tatted herbivore, all round cool dude. Tour Leader – Nathaniel Home, before Straying: Australia Stray nickname: The first local Lao guide called me “ga ti” which means sensitive – actually, it […]
Cindy Fan of SoManyMiles.com is a travel writer and photographer based in Southeast Asia. She recently travelled on Stray Asia’s Phone Noy pass through southern Laos. Describe the trip through southern Laos in one sentence. An eye-opening adventure through stunning natural landscape. You live in Laos. So why did you choose to travel with Stray? […]
The following is an interview with Stray Asia local expert “Mr Sack” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Mr. Sack, one of the friendly faces and local experts you’ll find at our office in Luang Prabang, Laos. Mr. Sack – Sales Crew What does your name mean? In Lao, it is “teak” as in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]