Luang Prabang | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
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Lao Lao Garden Restaurant in Luang Prabang, Laos

On my seventh day of seeing the sights of Luang Prabang, I rested. For the past week I’d rushed around, visiting temples and museums, attending cultural events and scouring the night...

My favorite Lao delicacy, vegetarian deep fried spring rolls

Some travelers wouldn’t even think about eating street food while traveling overseas but I salivate at the prospect. In Bangkok, I snack throughout the day from vendors that line the major...

Beautiful Lao women perform perfectly syncopated dance steps

The Royal Ballet Theatre troupe in Luang Prabang achieved the impossible on the evening I attended a performance of Phra Lak Phra Lam, the Lao version of the sacred poem known...

Making rice cakes in Luang Prabang Laos

I’ve eaten my fair share of diet foods over the years (I tipped the scales at 275 pounds at one point) but by far the worst was rice cakes. Hoping to...

Carriage House at Wat Xieng Thong

After I’d dropped my last packet of biscuits and dollops of sticky rice into the monks’ pots during the daily alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos, I followed the saffron...

Giving alms to monks in Luang Prabang Laos

In the grainy gray light just before dawn, I stole from my suite at the Luang Say Residence and walked the silent streets to witness Binthabhat, the daily practice of giving...