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Experience genuine Lao food

Experience genuine Lao food

If you’re looking to experience genuine Lao food, you can’t do better than Tamarind Restaurant and Cooking School. Their speciality is tasting platters of home-style dishes you won’t find on any other menu in town, and the staff will even show you the traditional way to eat it. A must-try is the meuyang, a do-it-yourself

Beef Lok Lak

Beef Lok Lak

Beef Lok Lak is a traditional Khmer dish, which is basically stir-fried beef slices (or pork) in a light brown sauce, served with rice and/or green salad and pepper sauce. Most restaurants across the county offer this dish but tastes are varied depending on the chefs and regions. The beef or pork slices must first be

Mekong Delta Specialties : Pia cake

Mekong Delta Specialties : Pia cake

Take a splendid river cruise through the Mekong Delta and enjoy panoramic views of river life in Vietnam. Let yourself be charmed by the picturesque villages. And taste fresh local produce at the floating markets. Southern specialty: Pia cake To many families in southern Vietnam, enjoying pia during the mid-autumn holidays has been a tradition since

Human bones found in Cambodia could be missing backpacker Eddie Gibson

Eddie Gibson disappeared aged 19 in October 2004 when he last made contact with his mother saying he was looking forward to coming home. Photograph: PA The family of Eddie Gibson, a teenage backpacker who disappeared in Cambodia in 2004, have received conflicting reports about whether human remains found in the border region where he

Top 10 books about Cambodia

Heart of gold … a pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images One of my very first memories was the public celebration in Stockholm of the “liberation” of Cambodia in 1975. I was two years old and had been born into the anti-Vietnam war movement. I was seven when Pol Pot was

Christine Milne urges Tony Abbott to press for electoral reform in Cambodia – video

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MH370: last contact from plane made after systems shut down – live coverage

The Malaysian ministry of transport has just issued a new statement about the search operation. Crucially, it says that last Saturday police began investigating all passengers and crew on board the plane, as well as ground staff. The Malaysian government has faced growing criticism over their handling of the search and rescue operations and the

The mystery of MH370 goes to the heart of our fears | Stephanie Merritt

The satirical website the Onion said it best on Thursday. The investigation into the fate of flight MH370 had been widened, it declared, “to encompass not only the possibilities of mechanical failure, pilot error, terrorist activity or a botched hijacking, but also the overarching scope of space, time and humankind’s place in the universe”. Is

Malaysia flight MH370 hunt sees suspicion and cooperation

Thirteen nations are now involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA In a region often fraught with tensions over territory and shifting power, the sight of 13 countries co-operating for a common goal is rare and welcome. Yet questions over the use and sharing of information during the hunt

MH370: search for missing plane extends to the Indian ocean – live updates

The Malaysian authorities now appear to have a more open mind to reports that the plane sent out signals hours after it lost contact with air traffic control. In yesterday’s press conference they tersely dismissed such reports as “inaccurate”. But now the Ministry of Transport has tempered that stance. In its latest statement it said: