In Focus: Laos & Cambodia

Kevin Robitaille taking a selfie at Angkor Wat.

While gay travellers flock to Vietnam for the food, clamber to Thailand for the culture and race to Bali for the beaches, only a few trendsetters touchdown in Laos. Consequently, the tiny landlocked country has maintained a certain level of mystery to LGBT travellers.

Kevin Robitaille, our beloved sales manager, led a group of inquisitive gay adventurers through Laos & Cambodia this past autumn. While touring, Kevin took a slew of arresting photos in both countries.

Peruse his travel photos below and then head over to our website to learn about lovely Laos. If we’ve piqued your interest, consider joining our annual Laos & Cambodia: Buddhist Sights & City Nights gay tour to see the lush country for yourself.

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Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2019 departures

Kevin Robitaille

Our sales manager Kevin Robitaille is a familiar face among clients, often leading our more gruelling adventures: Kilimanjaro and The Inca Trail to name a few. When he’s not surmounting Earth’s summits, he’s in Toronto playing ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or answering our phones with that ever-so-slight Quebecois inflection.

If you’re interested in joining Kevin on an Out Adventure, you can find his 2019 departure schedule below.  Continue reading “Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2019 departures”

Just the Facts: Morning Alms

Alms Giving; Sai Bat; Luang Prabang; Laos; Monks; Saffron Monks; Out Adventures; Gay Travel; Gay Lao; Gay Adventure

Luang Prabang is a highlight of our Laos and Cambodia Buddhist Sites & City Nights tour. While the city’s Indochina villas, ancient wats and unique cuisine will enchant and mesmerize, it’s the daily ritual of Sai Bat (Morning Alms) you won’t soon forget. Hundreds of saffron-clad monks calmly file through the streets at sunrise, collecting small offerings of sticky rice, snacks or candies and the odd personal hygiene product. The food collected is all the monks will eat that day.

Below are five fast facts about Morning Alms.
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Gay Guide: Luang Prabang

Where the majority of Southeast Asia has become a bustling tourist mecca, Laos has maintained a quiet – and dare we say more traditional – way of life.

Your best bet to experience the Laos lifestyle is in the Northern suburb, Luang Prabang, where buses and noisy cars are forbidden, monks still participate in the daily ritual of Alms Giving, and the city has implemented a strict midnight curfew.

Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy the calming culture of Luang Prabang.

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