Silk from Silkworms

Thong and Paet took us to visit Paet’s village (she is Black Tai tribe) where they had collected silkworms in their silk cocoons, and were getting the silk off them to use for weaving. They put the silkworms into a pot of boiling water and as they boil they pull a thread off the cocoon […]

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Attending our first ‘Baby Party’

Thong’s brother and his wife had their second baby girl 2 weeks ago and they named her Noi.  We were invited to attend her blessing ceremony (sukwan string or bai si or baci ceremony) where the baby and her family are blessed and wished good luck for their futures.  The purpose of the tying of […]

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Welcome to Luang Namtha Guide

Hello!!  Our names are Andrej and Karen Brummer.  We have been in Luang Namtha now on and off for about 7 months.  We are totally, utterly in love with this place, and want to stay here as long as we can.  Before our first time here, we spent time on the internet searching for information […]

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Last week in Luang Namtha for now

Karen and Dre - Luang Namtha Guide

The following is a blog post we wrote before setting up Luang Namtha Guide, to share some of our experiences here in Luang Namtha. We have travelled with chickens before, goslings, songbirds, a goat, but never before a pig. Until now. It started off alright, we found out on the morning we left that we […]

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One year in Asia

One year ago today, 10th June 2010, we landed in Bali and began our Asian Adventure. In the past year, we have seen and experienced more than we could have imagined before we left home. The year has been filled with contrasts – both highlights and lowlights, too many to mention, but here are a […]

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Chilling in Luang Namtha

We have spent a week or so riding around again, we decided we should try to see the old stupa, the Lao Lao distillery, and the local handicraft village. So far, we only managed the first one, because we rode around for an entire day trying to find the other 2 places (with a map!) […]

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Ben and Lauren visit us

Our good friends Ben and Lauren from Sydney were our first official visitors to see us in Luang Namtha. For the days they were here we all had a ball, one of the best things for us was the simple pleasure of being able to talk to people in proper English and have them understand […]

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In love with Luang Namtha

Within moments of arriving back in Laos we were reminded of our love for this country. We had been offered food and drink, seats to sit in, and a shady umbrella all in our first 5 minutes back in the country. Then our driver suggested he would wait for us while we ate lunch… everyone […]

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Motorbiking around Luang Namtha

We again decided to spend some time biking around Luang Namtha province.  And even though we had decided we wouldn’t go back to Muang Sing this time, the temptation was too hard to resist! We absolutely love riding around on these deserted roads, usually the only other traffic is animals or other bikes, so it […]

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Kayaking in the Nam Ha NPA

Laos kayaking, Luang Namtha kayaking, South East Asia kayaking

Thong phoned us a couple of nights ago to invite us to go kayaking on the Nam Tha and Nam Ha rivers in the NPA (National Protected Area).  We jumped at the chance to go on the famed river. The Nam Ha river was even more beautiful than we imagined – definitely, without doubt the […]

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