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The Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket List with over 60 Experiences in Southeast Asia

Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket list - Experiences in Southeast Asia - Borobudur | Hello Raya Blog

Our journey through Southeast Asia continues with even more experiences in Southeast Asia. In part TWO of our list, we explore Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam. If you missed our first cover on incredible experiences in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Timor Leste, and Myanmar, you should check our part ONE of our ultimate list of […] Read more…

10 Things to do in Vang Vieng (Laos)

Nam Song River | | 10 Things to do in Vang Vieng | Hello Raya Blog

Vang Vieng is a lovely town, located about 4 hours north of the capital of Laos. The town is filled with so much to do and you could spend days enjoying the nature, river and the local town…enough to keep you busy day in, day out. So here are 10 of my recommended things to […] Read more…

Fun Things to do in Luang Prabang (Laos)

13 Things to do in Luang Prabang | Hello Raya Blog

In the central north of Laos, surrounded by mountainous terrain and the meeting point of the mighty Mekong River and the Nam Khan River, you’ll find the ancient town of Luang Prabang. Whether you plan to be here for a few days or a few weeks, there is plenty of things to do in Luang […] Read more…

5-Star Luxury at the Sofitel Luang Prabang (Laos)

The Garden at the Sofitel Luang Prabang (Laos) | Hello Raya Blog

The town of Luang Prabang is an ancient town located in the north of Laos that is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a gorgeous town that beautifully interweaves Lao traditions while preserving European style architecture. Now imagine being able to stay in the former Governor’s residence in Luang Prabang. Well the Sofitel […] Read more…

Ock Pop Tok: Textile with Purpose

Weaving | Ock Pop Tok | Hello Raya Blog

Wherever I travel, I always keep a look out for social enterprises. And when I was in Luang Prabang (Laos), I came by a fantastic social enterprise called the Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Centre. Social enterprises are businesses that give back to the community – they work towards objectives that are beneficial to their surrounding community. […] Read more…