Cultural Travel and Unknown Places

For many years, I worked along side Hmong sisters who helped me to sew soft sculptures out of silk fabric. While I have never traveled to Laos, I can say that it is on my bucket list of places to go to. One of the destinations for travelers to Laos are the caves that still hold the mystery of time and history. Lonely planet has a great video on the caves of Laos. Tony Wheeler gives a great account of the caves of Laos on Lonely Planet’s site:

Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler heads up the Mekong from Luang Prabang, Laos, to explore the Pak Ou Caves, a Buddhist shrine.


chom ong cave laos

Chom Ong Cave in Laos-photo by Torben Bjerring Redder

Cultural travel to unknown places can be really exciting whether you discover them on your journey, or seek them out in advance of going. You must go to the Washington Post’s travel destinations off the beaten path visual, pictorial show of places around the world that are off the beaten path. If images can speak, these photos can make you pull out your credit card to explore relatively unknown places. So go here to see these amazing photos of places around the world. Perhaps I will see you in one of them! Go here to see the photos.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

My Favorite Books