Posts Tagged ‘eco-tourism’

Laos poor but fertile and resource rich

December 8, 2009

We have just returned from two weeks trekking and touring in northern Laos which provided a wonderfully varied experience of amazing countryside, the friendliest people, and food made with the freshest produce. In fact it’s effectively, if not certifiably organic, because the economics of life and farming in Laos make it virtually impossible for it to be anything else. Laos has one of the lowest annual incomes in Asia – US$100 per month is fairly well off – and 75% of the population live in rural communities. (more…)