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10 Of The Craziest Places To Sleep Around The World

Viator | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Viator

Indulge your adventurous side by sleeping out in the rainforest among leopards, tigers and wild gibbons at the Gibbon Experience in Laos. Embark on a two- or three-day trek through the rainforest, tackling a thrilling course of ziplines and canopy walks during the day and sleeping out at night in the world's highest treehouses.

The Warblog: We Were Winning When He Left

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 03.31.2016 | Books
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

I was emotionally shattered after multiple combat tours when the war that defined me as a person and as a Marine ended in such a humiliating and ignoble fashion. For nearly a decade I stumbled through my life in a sort of daze trying to justify the sacrifices I made and observed in Southeast Asia.

32 Everyday Things That Become Luxuries When Backpacking

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

We're backpackers. We're trying to see the world on a budget, and more often than not it means that we must sacrifice some things that were used to at...

What Made Dozens Of People Hide In The Laotian Forest For Years?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Corinne Purtill on her new ...

These Refugees Spent Decades Hiding From A War That Was Already Over

Corinne Purtill | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

In 2004, 34 men, women and children stepped out of a forest in southern Laos. They had never seen cars, telephones or television, and believed that th...

Southeast Asian Film Festival: November 20-22

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.18.2015 | San Francisco
Khanh Ho

In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film.

Finding the inner peace

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

The walls of Begramoff Gallery in Brussels are decorated with stunning pictures in light orange, red and mystical dark colors. And in between there is Thép Thavonsouk, the Laotian-Canadian artists, dressed in a light silk dress and glad to greet all the visitors.

In Laos, An Invisible Minority Is Finding Its Voice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

This is the ninth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region and...

Does the World Bank's "Success Story" on Dams Still Hold Water?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

As the World Bank again invests in large dam schemes with the promise of "sustainable hydropower," it has unfortunately failed to learn from its past mistakes.

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

Trippy | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Trippy

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
GOBankingRates

Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.

The Best Way To Travel Through Asia? On A Scooter, Of Course

Clarissa Ferreira | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Clarissa Ferreira

When in Asia, do what the locals do: get on a motorbike and hit the road. Here are some suggestions of destinations you can hit up on your next vacation!

Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.

Saola: Hunted, Trapped and Starved

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The author of this dramatic report is William deBuys, a prolific and important American writer. His latest of eight books, The Last Unicorn is an epitaph to the dying natural world in Laos. He tells his story by throwing light on a rare mammal known as the saola.

Why You Need To Get To Know Laotian Food

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste

That Thai food you're eating might not actually be Thai at all.

Asia: 10 Lessons Learned with the Heart of a Photographer

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

My mind races. It is 5 a.m. and I have not fallen asleep. I am awake after traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, and from Tokyo to New York. It has been weeks that I have been touring Asia, with many lessons learned.

Fred Branfman, ¡Presente!

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books
The Zinn Education Project

Fred Branfman, writer and peace activist, passed away on September 24, 2014, at the age of 72 in Budapest.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

South East Asia is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If you need some inspiration as to where to stay, here are five of our favorite properties for a chill break in South East Asia.

The Rocket -- A Modern Fable

David Edmund Moody | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

It may not be easy to imagine a modern fable, almost a fairy tale, set in post-war Laos, where unexploded bombs and grenades, courtesy of the American...

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Unique Stories From Across The Globe

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

3 Ways To Free Your Mind And Find Joy

Vee Somphon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

There was a phrase I heard over and over in that refugee camp, and it was oht jhai. It has no literal English translation. The closest meaning would be: "This, too, shall pass." Laotians believe all circumstances are temporary, and if you have the patience to wait them out, you will turn a corner. Something better awaits. If not, that too shall pass.

A French-Asian Fusion in Luang Prabang, Laos (Video)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Laos has drawn travelers looking for a more off-the-beaten-path adventure and cultural experience. At the center of this cultural exploration is Laos' unique approach to cuisine.