Posts filed under: Luang Namtha

Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant has launched a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to keep the training restaurant and community support ticking over during this years low tourist season. Due to political...
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It’s the end of November.  It’s quiet in Luang Namtha, the time seems to have come to a stop.  The market is quiet, the streets are empty and even the...
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Shopping for cheese by bus, boat and a ton of tuktuks Serving high quality western food in a remote town like Luang Namtha is quite a challenge. How do you...
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Sabaidee! Khop jai lai lai! The Lao words that every tourist knows are not that hard to learn. But what if you need to make something clear to a local...
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Here at Forest Retreat we feel very lucky to operate our tour company/restaurant out of Luang Namtha, which is both one of South East Asia’s premier trekking destinations because of...
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Written by Sam When our Lao staff come to work with us, their English language skills are usually very limited. They may have had some lessons at school, but often...
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Written by AlexThe celebrations for Songkran, the water festival that accompanies Lao New Year, started early. Many people were having all day karaoke parties more than a month in advance...
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For two years now, Karen and Andrej have been teaching people from the local area how to prepare and serve western food and drinks to customers at the Bamboo Lounge....
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Forest Retreat kindly let me loose on their amazing pizza oven at weekends and inventing new menu items is always encouraged. Last week we took the opportunity to try our...
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These are the lengths that we go to to ensure you have the best Western food in Luang Namtha....
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