Tamarind Lao Cooking Course in Luang Prabang, Laos

2016-11-08T18:39:56+07:00By |

After our Phousi Market walk with Joy Ngeuamboupha, the owner and chef of Luang Prabang restaurant Tamarind, we drive to Joy’s cooking school in the countryside to begin our Lao Cooking Course. The Tamarind Cooking School is in a fantastic, airy, open-sided bamboo and palm frond pavilion by a lotus pond. There's plenty of bench space and [...]

Learning About Lao Cuisine on a Market Walk in Luang Prabang

2015-08-14T13:13:45+07:00By |

It’s safe to say that Lao cuisine is not known very well outside Southeast Asia — unlike Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Lao food hasn’t reached the level of popularity — and ubiquity — that other Southeast Asian cuisines have in the West. Laos cuisine has stayed as mysterious as the country itself — which is exactly why [...]

10 Safari Photography Tips for ‘the Great White Hunter’

2018-11-26T11:53:53+07:00By |

So how do you make sure when you're on safari that you get the shot instead of missing an opportunity? As a follow-up from my last post, Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara, here are my tips to succeeding as a contemporary 'Great White Hunter', so you can snare the Big Five [...]

Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

2015-08-25T17:32:17+07:00By |

Our safari guide, Edward, is his usual cheery self when we meet at 6.15am for an early morning game drive. As Edward has already shown us the Big Five — the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino — on the previous two days’ drives, he is determined to show us some hippos today. We are following [...]