Category: Laos

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Round Bolaven With a Bike

Round Bolaven With a Bike

While not quite as large as Ireland, cycling the Bolaven Plateau sometimes felt like it, and while a bicycle was a little more manoeuvrable, on occasion, while climbing up a boulder-strewn dirt path or fording a wide river, the conveyance might as well have been a fridge. Our less-common choice of transport in this remote...

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Naga Fireball Festival

Naga Fireball Festival

The Naga Fireball phenomenon takes place every year around the full moon at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October on the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand. Are the fireballs produced by the Naga, a large mythical Serpent living in the river, or can science explain the rational behind them? It has yet to be determined.