There’s one new element of Western culture that has inched into Luang Prabang that’s worthwhile. A few years ago, a couple of foreign residents wanted fresh yogurt to serve at their guesthouse. (This exists in India, which also has a large buffalo population.) There was no buffalo dairy in Laos, so they started one, renting the females from their owners—and letting those buffaloes feed their babies during their time there—and making yogurt and cheese for international tastes.
The farmers learn about more sustainable ways of raising animals, the city’s hotel guests get to eat better cheese. And the people who visit the farm get something even better. They get the humbling experience of attempting to milk a buffalo.
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