Articles by: Cindy Fan

Tadlo.net Connects Lao Youth To Computers

Tadlo.net Connects Lao Youth To Computers

0 by / on 03/07/2012, 9:42 am / in Internet, Technology

Internet connectivity is recognized as a world development indicator and is closely related to a country’s economic development and infrastructure. This is why projects like the Tadlo Computer Education Center (TCEC) are so vital to Laos, a developing nation. Laos lags behind in global rankings of Internet connectivity. According to latest World Bank data on Internet users, in 2010, only 7% of the population of […]

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Potato Chips In Southeast Asia

Potato Chips In Southeast Asia

0 by / on 01/07/2012, 4:05 pm / in Food

Crab Curry potato chips? Oh yes, just one of the many interesting chip flavours found in Southeast Asia. I’ve always found potato chip flavours fascinating while travelling. They differ wildly from country to country. Even more intriguing: a few flavours seem universally popular (sour cream & onion). Here in Southeast Asia, I’ve often found myself at a train station or […]

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Vientiane For Wine Lovers

Vientiane For Wine Lovers

1 by / on 07/06/2012, 9:42 am / in Featured, Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Wine

You may not think of Laos, a developing country in Southeast Asia, as a place for wine lovers, but travelling oenophiles take notice. Its capital city Vientiane has a slew of sophisticated wine bars catering to a growing market. Don’t be surprised by the selection, reasonable prices and good value, especially for French wines (in a shop, you can find a decent […]

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5 Wacky Fruits of Southeast Asia

5 Wacky Fruits of Southeast Asia

0 by / on 27/05/2012, 9:36 am / in Food, Lifestyle, Nature / Wildlife, Street Food, Travel

  My blog post on Durian, the “king of fruits,” got me thinking: what other wacky fruits of Southeast Asia should travellers try? Here’s a list of 5 that shouldn’t be missed. 1. Mangosteen Mangosteens look like something out a cartoon: plump, purple and round with a funny looking four-leaf top “hat”. A very thick peel encases bright white fruit segments that […]

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Luang Prabang, LAOS P.D.R. – “PLEASE DON’T RUSH”

Luang Prabang, LAOS P.D.R. – “PLEASE DON’T RUSH”

1 by / on 01/05/2012, 1:37 pm / in Lifestyle, Luang Prabang, Travel

There’s a reason that Laos P.D.R. (People’s Democratic Republic) is affectionately known as Laos Please Don’t Rush. A slow pace, mellow emotions and a relaxed way of life form the psyche of this deeply Buddhist country. For a traveller on a tight schedule, this can be challenging. Time is such a precious commodity these days; we’ve been led to believe that […]

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