For a relatively small ethnic group the Padaung certainly have plenty of names. Padaung is apparently the Shan term for the Kayah Lahwi- a sub more..
Firstly many thanks to our awesome local guide Moe Zaw for designing and testing what proved to be an excellent hiking trail close to the more..
A selection of Wi’s photos from her recent Golden Triangle tour – the first part of our Northern Laos overland trip from Chiang Mai to more..
The term Tai is employed to describe the large ethnic grouping which includes the Thai/Siamese, Lao, Shan, Northern Thai, Thai Lu, Red Tai, White Tai more..
Whilst Tai groups had probably been gradually infiltrating southwards into what is now northern Vietnam, Laos and Thailand for several centuries from their homeland in more..
An upcoming addition to All Points East’s range of Thai destinations is the far northern province of Mae Hong Son. We’ve been trying to work more..
Another of Yunnan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the ‘Stone Forest’ lies in the Shilin Yi Autonomous County some 2 hrs drive from Kunming City. Formerly more..
Not only are Yuanyang’s rice terraces spectacular but the town itself would be well worth a visit in its own right even if the surrounding more..
We’re really pleased to see that Vietnam Airlines are now promising to introduce direct flights from Saigon to London later this year which will make more..
According to this article the word for blue and green is the same in Hmong, though I reckon that probably depends on which Hmong dialect more..
Firstly we’d like to say that we don’t agree with using the term ‘responsible travel‘ as a marketing tool. ‘Eco-tourism’, ‘sustainable‘ this and that, ‘green‘ more..
Although the ambulant Akha street vendors of Khao San, Tha Pae and other tourist hot spots are very successful and the Lisus in Pai night more..
Continuing westwards from the Flower Hmong of Ha Giang and Black Hmong of Lao Cai we reach Lai Chau Province and its colourful Red Hmong more..
The Black Hmong sub group of Northern Vietnam are particularly well known due to Sapa’splace on the well-trodden tourist trail. Although the town itself is more..
A Flower Hmong girl taken at Bac Ha’s Sunday Market. Don’t intend to be patronising – these guys have as much right to a cellphone more..