A low-cost airline has launched $189 flights to an Asian country hardly any Australians have visited.
Scoot, a discount airline owned by Singapore Airlines, launched dirt-cheap one-way flights to the Laotian cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane on Wednesday.
Visits to both cities will be a culturally enriching experience for travellers thanks to the abundance of elaborate Buddhist temples, museums and caves filled with historic artifacts.
Scoot's Laos sale departs from Perth for $189, $199 from the Gold Coast and $209 from Sydney and Melbourne - all one way.
Ahlan! jetted to Luang Prabang, where we found one of the most magical destinations on the entire planet (fact).
Milk a buffalo (yes, really)
You might have milked a cow in your lifetime, but have you ever milked a buffalo? That’s exactly what we did when we visited Laos’ only buffalo farm, Laos Buffalo Dairy.
It was an innocent question about buffalo curd that started four expats on a life-changing journey to rural Luang Prabang.
Australians Susie Martin and Steven McWhirter, and Americans Rachel and Matt O’Shea were living as expats in Singapore, half high-flying executives, half trailing spouses.
Yearning for a quieter life, Rachel and Susie came to Laos on a reconnaissance mission, taking in a cooking class in Luang Prabang with an eye to opening a hotel.
BANGKOK, 21 August 2017: Thai Smile says it will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang starting1 October.
According to the airline’s website, the upcoming route will operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Read more here: http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2017/08/thai-smile-returns-to-luang-prabang/
Find out on what position our lovely Luang Prabang is!
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Luang Prabang, Laos
It’s busy. We have some experts who are going to show students from the local university the inner workings of a buffalo and teach them how to judge how pregnant a buffalo is by reaching into the uterus. And they will talk about artificial insemination and how it’s properly done.