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Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mekong River in northern Laos sits the tiny village of Ban Pak Nguey, location of Stray’s Laos village homestay. Over the past 3 years, this rural community has hosted Stray travellers from all over the world. In 2016 alone, over 900 people strayed through the village, stopping overnight […]

Schwimmen im Mekong

Schwimmen im Mekong

Begleite Charles ‘Chucky’ Fryer, Stray’s Teammitglied aus Europa, auf seiner Südostasienreise entlang des Mekong Flusses, inklusive einer Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie in Nord- Laos. Auf der Bootsfahrt zu unserem „Homestay“ habe ich mich mit meiner Gruppe unterhalten, ob jemand im Mekong schwimmen würde. Einige freuten sich über diese Möglichkeit, andere hingegen waren etwas zögerlich. Als […]

Itinerary Developments – Find out what’s new and how it affects you!

Itinerary Developments – Find out what’s new and how it affects you!

As of 1 July we have made a few improvements to our Southeast Asia itineraries. Some of these changes are based on travellers’ feedback and others are simply because we know it will create an even more awesome experience for you! Here’s a quick guide to the latest developments… Thailand – Laos Border Crossing With a 9am […]

My Vietnam Experience: Stray’s Buon Ma Thuot Homestay

My Vietnam Experience: Stray’s Buon Ma Thuot Homestay

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip…       We got into Buon Ma Thuot by early afternoon, where the whole group would stay in a traditional house – an experience exclusive to Stray. We could tell that this village was quite […]

A Village Homestay: Visiting Ban Lad Khammune with Stray

A Village Homestay: Visiting Ban Lad Khammune with Stray Children laughing in a village in Laos

The giggles were everywhere. They started on the concrete stairway leading up from the boat jetty. We’d just arrived at a small village along the Mekong River in Northern Laos, and the children were the first to greet us. They sat or stood in clusters underneath the blue village gate, some grinning broadly, some a little […]

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