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The best place to start planning your tour of South East Asia is the Stray Travel blog. Our team of passionate travellers has created heaps of blog posts to tell you what to do and see in Asia. Start reading and start planning. As always, we're looking forward to welcoming you on board one of the Stray Asia tours.

Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang in Laos?

By Emily / 30 October 2013

Spiritual capital, slow boat end-point and UNESCO heritage city, Luang Prabang is a completely unique destination in Laos. It has a rare combination of French colonial history, traditional Lao village life, and a potent Buddhist influence through every street, and is a place you could easily spend two weeks or more. Even if you can’t […]

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How The Cambodian People And Culture Inspired Me

By Emily / 7 October 2013

Having never previously spent over 48 hours in Cambodia, I was blown away on my last visit there by the people.  Living in Laos for six months had provided me with a certain preconception about how the local Cambodian people would be.

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Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

By Emily / 16 September 2013

Chao everyone! Stray is getting further off the beaten track, local Viet style! That’s right, Vietnam has now been added to our hop-on hop-off Southeast Asian travel network, and here in the Stray offices, we are all pretty excited about it. Holly and the Stray Asia team have been busy sussing out the best spots […]

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Food in Laos

6 Awesome yet Weird Food You Have to Try in Southeast Asia… If You Are Brave Enough!

By Emily / 29 August 2013

There’s a wealth of opportunity for adventure in the food scene of Southeast Asia, and we’re here to take you through some of the more… exotic options. Are you brave enough?

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Food in Laos

5 Reasons to visit Laos, one of the least-visited countries in Southeast Asia

By Emily / 7 August 2013

Sometimes the greatest surprises are hidden in plain sight. Laos is one of the least-visited countries in the region – but why? Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Laos now!

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Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang, Laos

Unique Experience in Laos: Ploughing at Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang

By Emily / 30 July 2013

My bare feet squelched uncomfortably in the mud beneath me, and the milky grey water rose up to lap at my knees. With one hand on the plough, and another holding the reins, I tried to convince myself that I really was in control of the beast before me.

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More reasons than ever to Stray in Laos

By Emily / 12 June 2013

  Laos has been named the World’s Best Tourism Destination 2013 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) for its “perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social orientated tourism”. Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam […]

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The Road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 8 October 2012

The journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by road is an arduous one. The broken road twists winds and climbs through the mountains, churning the stomach and rattling the bones of even the hardiest of backpackers.

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Interview with Nate – Stray Asia Tour Leader

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 6 October 2012

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-around 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 means […]

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Review of Phone Noy / Stray Asia

By Emily / 3 October 2012

Cindy Fan 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? Living in Laos, you learn very quickly just how bad and unreliable public […]

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Interview with Mr Sack – Stray Asia Local Expert

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 1 October 2012

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 […]

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Homestays: Experiencing The Real Laos

By Emily / 28 September 2012

The children huddle together in awe of the giant 6’3” figure looming over them. The giant spreads his arms, threatening to devour them in one swoop. The kids are giddy, their excitement palpable; they know what’s coming next. “My…name…IS….BAZZA!” the giant roars. The kids squeal with glee and eagerly wait for the giant to do […]

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Interview with Mr Vanh – Stray Asia Guide

By Emily / 27 September 2012

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

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

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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