Archive for February, 2008

Best Internet in Luang Prabang

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Friday, February 22nd, 2008 Latitude: 19.895888N Longitude: 102.14227E

Travelling with your Laptop has become somewhat normal judging from the number of people I meet in the few places in Luang Prabang offering WiFi. There are several different spots and the price schedules ranges from free access for all to free access if you consume for more than 60.000 Kip (about 6 US$) to those who charge 5000 Kip (often for poor bandwidth.)

As I have to keep in touch with my homebase and also work on internet related projects while I am here in Luang Prabang, getting on to the internet is crucial. After several trials, the one place I found to be the best overall is the LasiCuisine on the main road, next to the Green Discovery Office. The food is good (try the chicken sandwich!), the drinks are good, the staff is friendly, the wireless just works (!) and the bandwidth is acceptable and most importantly pretty stabile compared to most places. Downsides: The coffee is weak, and they seem to only have one CD, so if Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Lionel Richie are not your favourites for a day long “repeat all”… Apart from this the LasiCuisine is just the right place to call Office while in Luang Prabang.

PhouPou Monthira, the boss at LasiCuisine, where the WiFi is as good as the top special dishes on the menue…

Pictures/Bilder from/aus Laos 2008

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 Latitude: 19.895888N Longitude: 102.142274E

Luang Prabang, Mekong, Wasserfälle

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 Latitude: 19.891994N Longitude: 102.134743E

Walking around Luang Prabang and making excursions into the area, taking pictures. You might like to switch to “Satellite” for better imagery, the maps aren’t really accurate.

Unterwegs in Luang Prabang und Umgebung. Die Karte lässt sich auf Satellitensicht schalten, dann werden die Bilder genauer verortet. Viel Spaß!

Sleepin’ in the radio…

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008 Latitude: 17.9666N Longitude: 102.609665E

Radio Tower Vientiane Laos

Just arrived in Vientiane, Laos, where I will be training journalists of Lao National Radio for the next 3 weeks. We, my colleague Helmut and I, are accommodated right next to the current radio house in the historic broadcasting house now turned into the “Day Inn” hotel. If you ever dreamt of sleepin’ in the radio, this is probably as close as you can get.