The Laos Elephant Festival
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The Laos Elephant Festival

As luck would have it, we were in Laos during one the country’s biggest events…The Elephant Festival. Eles are the symbol of Laos but their population and role in society are dwindling with the country’s modernization. To bring awareness to the elephant’s plight and simultaneously celebrate this cultural icon, the non-profit ElefantAsia started this festival…

The Ever-Popular Luang Prabang
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The Ever-Popular Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is on the list of must-see Southeast Asian cities. With royal roots, pristine temples, French colonial architecture, Buddhist monasteries, chic shops, bustling markets, and plenty of nightlife, Luang Prabang is a tourist dream–albeit less dreamy with all the touristas it attracts. We tried to see past the swarms of Westerners and focus on…