Laos was once a hidden gem of Southeast Asia, but is getting more crowded by the day. Globetrotting backpacker and blogger Tasha Amy (of Backpackers Wanderlust), shares her guide to Laos and advice for getting away from the crowds.
Ah, Vang Vieng. Considered by many to be the highlight destination in Laos on the famous “Banana Pancake Trail” through Southeast Asia. Vang Vieng is home to adventurous outdoor activities set amongst gorgeous natural scenery.
At Stray, we believe that travel is a two-way exchange between travelers and locals. It’s important for us to give back to local communities in return for the incredible things that they teach us about their cultures. Find out more about Lone Buffalo, a not-for-profit school in Laos and how Stray make a difference with […]
Everyday in our busy lives we rarely take the time to appreciate the small wonders in our world. There’s so much on our to-do list – things we need to do, things we don’t want to do, the things we treat ourselves to: a manicure at the mall, a takeaway on the way home because […]
Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mekong River in northern Laos sits the tiny village of Ban Pak Nguey, location of Stray’s Laos village homestay. Over the past 3 years, this rural community has hosted Stray travellers from all over the world. In 2016 alone, over 900 people strayed through the village, stopping overnight […]
Luang Prabang surely will be one of your highlights traveling through Laos. Luang Prabang is a city in the north of Laos and famous for its cultural and religious sights, as well as its French Colonial influenced architecture. If you are planning to tick another great UNESCO World Heritage site off your bucket list, you […]
You’re out there having incredible instagram-worthy experiences everyday and we love it when you share them with us so we thought we’d share them with the world! Here’s our pick of the top 5 inspirational instagram pictures tagged #strayasia in July. So there you have it – 5 of the best […]
When planning an eating tour across Southeast Asia, every foodie dreams of fresh Pad Thai piled high in Thailand and hot pho to slurp in Vietnam. With the popular Thai and Vietnamese cuisines stealing the limelight, Laos could easily be an afterthought when planning your foodie dream tour in the region. But don’t make that […]
If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Thailand or Laos between April 13-15 this year, be prepared to experience the wet and wild one-of-a-kind water festivals known as Songkran/Thai New Year and Pi Mai Lao/Lao New Year. The festivals may go by different names in the different countries, but the basic idea is the […]
Begleite Charles ‘Chucky’ Fryer, Stray’s Teammitglied aus Europa, auf seiner Südostasienreise entlang des Mekong Flusses, inklusive einer Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie in Nord- Laos. Auf der Bootsfahrt zu unserem „Homestay“ habe ich mich mit meiner Gruppe unterhalten, ob jemand im Mekong schwimmen würde. Einige freuten sich über diese Möglichkeit, andere hingegen waren etwas zögerlich. Als […]