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Cultural Links

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Lao American Magazine An independent online journal based in California, which started in 2009 featuring stories by and about Americans of Laotian descent, as well as Americans living and working in Laos.

Lao Heritage Foundation A very good site that focuses on Lao music but also has a page on the Baci ceremony

The Culture Trip The best of art, culture and travel for every country, although this particular link takes you to the Lao page. Generally a one-stop website for travelers interested in local art and culture. They recommend books and films for any country of interest and publish articles. You will also find superb local galleries, events, apps and music; not to mention some delightful hotels, restaurants and tours.

Mekong Responsible Tourism This is an informative site in the form of an 'E-guide'. The E-Guide to Mekong Responsible tourism was conceived to complement existing travel guides to the Mekong Region, to display a type of tourism offer hardly found in any other guide. It was designed so that we all become aware tourists, and so that you do have a choice to travel while being assured your own pleasure and money will truly contribute to the host communities well being and development in this awesome region.

S.E.A. Backpacker This is an excellent travel magazine, chock-full of information, interesting articles, a forum for backpackers, and relevant tweets - a virtual one-stop guide about travel and culture in South East Asia. A well packaged website with great content, and it's also in print as well, so you can bring copies along with you as a reference in your travels.

The Basement Geographer Great site with interesting articles on places around the world This is the page on the Plain of Jars on the same site

Travelling Southeast Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Singapore by Asienreisender A very artistic website with place descriptions, reviews about local guest houses and even on books related to travel

Trip Advisor Asia Tips, descriptions, nice photos, and comment forums on Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia. There is also a page about the secret war in Lao PDR

Suab Hmong News Suab Hmong Radio is an independent radio program to communicate with the Hmong community.

Tour Operators

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Stray Travel Asia The South-East Asian travel network for adventurous travellers

Peace Activists

Veterans for Peace Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their war-time experiences and inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.

Veterans for Peace UK Veterans for Peace in the UK, raising the public awareness of the costs of war and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy

War Crimes Times A publication of Veterans for Peace

Codepink a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, a blogspot A mom, an ordinary citizen, who has become a national hero for peace and justice and co-founder of Code Pink

David Swanson's websites (author of 'War is a Lie')
War is a Crime
Let's Try Democracy

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