On the Road: Santa Fe

From Joanna Smith, co-founder of Ock Pop Tok: It’s official….VW camper vans are cool in every corner of the globe. Well, so said Phet – Ock Pop Tok’s head dyer who spent two weeks in the U.S. this summer. What’s...Read More

The Faces of OPT: Mrs Phan

 

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Add Colour to Your Luang Prabang Adventure

There are many things that inspire me to travel, and colour plays a huge part in my adventures. From the bright tuk tuks in South East Asia to crystal blue waters in the Caribbean, taking a moment to stop and…

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Winner of the 2014 Wild Asia Awards

We are honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Wild Asia Award for Responsible Tourism in the Cultural Preservation. Having been active in creating income and recognition for Lao women artisans and promoting Lao’s rich textile tradition for fifteen…

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A Cultural Adventure with Tiger Trail

Tiger Trail is a tour operator based in Luang Prabang, Laos. What separates them from their many competitors is the company’s commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism throughout Laos. Whether you are a hiker, biker, kayaker, or simply adventurous, you can easily…

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Vibrant Artisans Make a Pit Stop at the LCC

This week, we were thrilled to host Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga, two visiting artists at the Living Crafts Centre.  Both women reside in Luang Namtha Province, in Northern Laos. Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga travelled from Luang…

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Around the World Adventure, with stopover at Mekong Villa

Two weeks ago, I pulled into the Ock Pop Tok parking lot to find an enormous green truck parked alongside small mopeds and scooters. What is this? Who does it belong to? How did it even make it down our…

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Mulling over mu-L-berries!

“Ok, now make your tongue touch the roof of your mouth when you say the “L” in mul-berry,” says Ajaan Michael. Sith, Eah, Doua, Mimi, Jen, Sengchan, Chan and Chanla, immediately erupt in a cacophony of “mulberry”-like sounds — after…

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A Weaving Class Leads to Lessons in Art, Culture and Community in Laos

Recently I ventured out to OPT’s Living Craft Center for another day of classes. The first half of the day consisted of a natural dyeing class in a beautiful open air workshop with tables, sinks, and looms right on the…

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Learning Batik at the Living Crafts Centre

Today I took my first class offered at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre (LCC). The LCC is set in a beautiful location, one that I was eager to explore and learn about. It is set alongside the peaceful Mekong…

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