Passport full of stamps

How Do I Get A Lao Visa?

This is a guest post written by Greg Wright of New Zealand and has lived in Luang Prabang, Laos for around 5 years now. A Kiwi who has gone from a small town in New Zealand, to a casino on Australia’s Gold Coast, to teaching Buddhist monks in Laos with a world of travel and … Read more

Lao Coffee 2

Lao Coffee

Everybody loves coffee. OK well maybe not everyone, but everyone on the internet seems to love the stuff because the place is full of coffee based information and infographics. TL;DR: scroll down to the bottom for the infographic! Well I am going to add to the deluge of coffee infographics by giving you my own … Read more

A Bit About Laos

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o here we go again, another infographic. I am really getting into making these and already have another one lined up and ready to go after a few new posts about mediation. I quite like this style of conveying information because it is quick and to the point. However the one downside is that it … Read more


Hey everybody, I apologize for the late posting of articles and what not but you can be assured that I have not forgotten! I am actually working on an inforgrapghic about Laos and will post as soon as I can. I am having some issues with actaully putting it on to the website so if … Read more

throwing marbles into a fire

Throwing Marbles Into A Fire

“Most of the time – 99 percent of the time – you just don’t know how and why the threads are looped together, and that’s okay. Do a good thing and something bad happens. Do a bad thing and something good happens. Do nothing and everything explodes. And very, very rarely – by some miracle … Read more

meditation infographic

Benefits of Meditation Infographic

  Share this Image On Your Site </p> <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’’><img src=’’ alt=’Tansamai Benefits of Meditation Infographic’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p> <p> So this is my first attempt at a (very basic) meditation infographic, so please be kind. If you want to be mean then that is also fine … Read more

I love Lao language

So How About That Lao Language?

Is it Lao’d in here or is it just me Sorry bad pun I know  🙁   The Laotian language is interesting and varied. It is also bloody difficult to get your head around! If you are speaker of a Latin based language (which I will just call English from here on out for ease of … Read more

Set sail

Twenty years from now…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. So this is one often attributed to one Mark Twain, a famous American … Read more

how to meditate with purpose

How to meditate with purpose

So this is the first post with real information straight from a serving monk. Novice Chai Vang is a Buddhist monk who started from a very early age,, as is the case for many novice monks. I actually received this information from him last year when I was teaching English, and was a pleasant surprise. He had been … Read more

What is Karma

What Is Karma

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]aybe you know what Karma is already, maybe you don’t. Maybe you just think you know what Karma is, but are not really sure. Maybe you have never even heard of Karma before and just clicked through here by mistake looking for a funny Darwin award story to post on Facebook and proclaim, “Karma, lol”? Who … Read more

Quick Quotes

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n Quick Quotes, I will briefly analyse certain quotes that I think are noteworthy. Many times we often see quotes on social media or the web, without really knowing what they mean right down at the core. This is fine if you just want a little lift in the day, but sometimes we don’t do these quotes justice. … Read more

Novice monk at the top of Phousi Hill

All About Laos

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ome of you wonderful people may be asking yourself, “so why Laos?” Well I have good news for those people, I will answer that briefly today and hopefully you will come away with a better understanding of just where in the world I am and what Laos is all about. Of course I know that … Read more