Pizza Oven Progress

Well it would seem that like everything else we have done in Laos, the Pizza Oven project has a mind of its own.  It will progress exactly how Laos dictates...
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New Pizza Oven Coming!!

After almost a year of waiting for permits, and then the availability of someone who has the skills and knowledge to build our pizza oven, it is finally going to...
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Wet Season in Luang Namtha

We’re now in the beginning of wet season here in Luang Namtha.  It has brought about lots of new insects, both crawling and flying into the area.  In the rainy...
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Lanten and Sida New Year Celebrations

We decided to close the shop for a day to support 2 of our staff who live in the village Ban Namdee.  Their annual new year celebrations were being held...
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Lanten and Sida New Year coming up

We are getting excited because this week is celebration week!  Two of our staff here will be involved in their tribal new year celebrations.  Guan, from the Lanten tribe, and...
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New Year’s Eve Party 2011!

The ONLY place to be in Luang Namtha; the green building in the centre of town! Vodka Jelly Shots Awesome western playlist 20,000 Kip on the door 2 FREE Lao...
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Christmas in the Jungle

proudly presents…   CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE Picnic at the scenic confluence of the Nam Ha and Nam Tha rivers Unlimited Christmas and Lao Food Unlimited Lao rice whisky –...
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Pasta night!

So after weeks of planning to begin the next phase of Forest Retreat’s Bamboo Lounge, we had our first pasta night!  We had a few customers come to try it,...
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Forest Retreat Laos gets a new office!!!

Forest Retreat, which Thong has been running for the past couple of years (in a 1.5m x 3m shoebox!) is the only agency in Luang Namtha that has imported kayaks,...
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In love with Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha is a pretty special place…. some friendly tourists who have stayed here a long time wrote this for us: 10 things we love about Luang Namtha: 1. Having...
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