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    Remembering Pappy Kahler On Traditional Memorial Day
    Harold Kahler was from Lincoln, Nebraska, and he was born on January 27, 1923. When I met "Pappy" in the spring of 1968 he was a forty-five year old Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, and a career Air Force pilot.The Sea Survival course at...
  • Traveling back centuries through Laos II
    Traveling back centuries through Laos II
    Your journey through Laos will now take you even further back in time. As your bus climbs curvaceous mountain ranges,which may appear forever during the seven-hour sojourn, you are given the opportunity to walk around some tribal villages along...
  • Traveling back centuries through Laos
    Traveling back centuries through Laos
    Laos is a world of wild wilderness, white-water rapids, foamy waterfalls, and a wondrous array of underground caves, where mountains and plateaus cover 70% of its natural landscape. An enchanting enclave unto itself, Laos is landlocked and...
  • Chinese customers openly buy endangered species parts at Golden Triangle resort
    Chinese customers openly buy endangered species parts at Golden Triangle resort
    Forget opium, traffickers in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle on the border between Laos’s Boleo province, Myanmar and Thailand are now dealing exotic food items, including bear paws and tiger and pangolin meat as well as other parts...
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    Global HeartFelt Hatters issue a hat and scarf call-to-action
    Sometimes, the difference between surviving and perishing is a hand-knit hat or scarf.Give Children a Choice, a globally-focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has a mission of building and filling schools throughout the most impoverished...
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    Shakeup of MIA Accounting Agencies
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam Veteran, has ordered a major reorganization of the government agencies responsible for recovering and identifying the remains of missing servicemen and women.It is a painful reminder of what a poor job...
  • Best Western in Vientiane is a great place to stay
    Best Western in Vientiane is a great place to stay
    When in Vientiane, Laos consider staying at the Best Western. The hotel is located on a vibrant street in the heart of old Vientiane and only a short walk to the Mekong River and Night Market. Nearby there is a pleasant linear park with a Buddhist...
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    Laotian Mok Pa’s on the menu
    An aromatic mix of onions, garlic, herbs and chili enveloping slices of fresh fish fillet may be the ingredients for Mok Pa, but the banana leaves are the secret. In the northern Laos city of Luang Prabang, known for its cooking classes, Tamarind...
  • The Rocket
    A young boy sets out to prove his true worth in 'The Rocket'
    Australian writer and director Kim Mordaunt's "The Rocket" is one of the first feature films made for international release set and shot in Laos, a country rarely in the headlines of the outside world since the end of the Vietnam War...
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    Do-it-yourself caving in Vang Vieng, Laos
    Why go to Laos? your friends may ask. Why, to do a little spelunking, of course. Laos is not usually the first destination a traveler thinks of. It's not Disneyland. It's not Paris. There are no beaches (the country is landlocked), and the...
  • Savory stuffed lemongrass from Tamarind Cafe, Luang Prabang, Laos
    Savory stuffed lemongrass from Tamarind Cafe, Luang Prabang, Laos
    Like the nation of Laos itself, the cuisine takes a back seat to its larger and more familiar neighbors Thailand and Vietnam. Yet like these two Southeast Asian giants, Laos and its food is fascinating, relaxed and refined befitting the most...
  • Be a mahout for a day at Luang Prabang’s Elephant Village
    Be a mahout for a day at Luang Prabang’s Elephant Village
    The Elephant Village, just ten miles north of the ancient Laotian royal capital of Luang Phabang, owns over a dozen females, actually rescued from enslavement, and provides everything including 24 hour veterinary care. For six hours a day, the...
  • Pha That Luang in Vientiane, Laos
    Bangkok Airways begins flights from Thailand to Vientiane, Laos at a cheap price
    Bangkok Airways, one of Thailand's cheapest budget airlines, is expanding its service. Beginning this month, Bangkok Airways will now be flying direct from Bangkok, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos and at a price even budget travelers will be able...
  • Two easy Laotian appetizers from Luang Prabang
    Two easy Laotian appetizers from Luang Prabang
    Long the ancient royal capital of Laos many national permutations, Luang Prabang was a favorite of the French during their century of domination. French colonial architecture adds charm to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, but Laotian cuisine...
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    U.S. airmen killed during secret war in Laos to be buried at Arlington cemetery
    The remains of U.S. service members recovered from the Vietnam war will be buried at Arlington cemetery with full military honors, according to the Pentagon.Identified were Air Force Col. Wendell Keller of Fargo, N.D., and Capt. Virgil K. Meroney...
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