At Purple Roofs, we list thousands of gay and lesbian owned and friendly accommodations around the world - bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, hotels, guest houses, and much more. We also list hundreds of gay and lesbian friendly travel agents and tour operators.
Unlike many other travel directories, Purple Roofs is not a simple repackaging of mainstream hotel chains for the gay and lesbian market (though we do have a couple of the gay-friendliest) - instead, we offer thousands of locally owned accommodations that you won't find in one place anywhere else.
This is our Laos Gay Travel section - here, you'll find Laos gay friendly and lesbian and gay owned bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels, vacation rentals, and other accommodations. We also list Laos travel agents and tour operators, as well as local gay travel events, gay travel news, and much more.
At Purple Roofs, we list thousands of gay friendly and gay owned accommodations, and yours could be next. If your accommodations welcome the LGBT community, add them here.
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5 Of The Best Places To Stay For Eco-Friendly Vacations - Nomadic Boys
Apr 14th, 2016
Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness.
The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly. Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world... read_more
Nomadic Boys - How Many Days to Spend in Luang Prabang
Apr 11th, 2015
We spent over a week in Luang Prabang during our trip to Laos, but most of this time was spent catching up with our blog. It's a great base in Laos for working: Wi-Fi works quite well and is a little bit cheaper than Vientiane.
We stayed at the Singharat Guesthouse, paying $23 a night, which included a hearty breakfast.
But more... read_more
Nomadic Boys - 10 Observations and Facts About Laos
Apr 10th, 2015
We knew absolutely nothing about Laos before planning our trip here. It's often compared to Thailand because of its tied history, when the former Thai Siam Empire ruled not so long ago.
Yet, through our travels in this little known country, we discovered several quite distinctive and remarkable facts about Laos.
1. The highest consumers of sticky rice ("khao niaow")
The Laotians are... read_more
Nomadic Boys - The Best Street Food in Luang Prabang, Laos
Apr 9th, 2015
Luang Prabang is a great city to visit in North Laos. We particularly loved it because of the excellent street food in the night market. It reminded us of our street food experiences in Thailand and the yummy street food scene in Xi'An in China.
This is our top 10 favourite street food in Luang Prabang that made us very happy... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Harvesting Rice Luang Prabang, Laos
Apr 8th, 2015
Laos is famous for consuming a lot of sticky rice and the Laotians are the highest consumers of it in the world. In Luang Prabang we visited the Living Land Farm where we learnt how to harvest rice. There are 13 stages involved (technically 14: the last one, our favourite. Can you guess what it is?)
Step 1: select best grains... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Our Laos Travel Video
Apr 6th, 2015
In March 2015 we discovered Laos. We started in the capital city, Vientiane then went North to Vang Vieng. Vang Vieng is popular for tubing with some beautiful surrounding landscapes.
In Luang Prabang, we learnt to harvest rice, took a cooking class at the Tamarind Cooking School and went diving with the monks at the stunning Kuang Si Waterfalls.
We ended our... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Discover Laos's Gay Luang Prabang With a Local
Apr 5th, 2015
It appears to be another Asian country struggling hard to accept and protect its LGBT population. There are no anti discrimination laws in place and marriage equality is nowhere near being implemented.
Yet, there are no laws criminalising homosexuality and haven't really ever been since independence. We also felt completely at ease travelling as a gay couple in Laos: locals just... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Best Food to Try in Laos
Apr 2nd, 2015
The food in Laos is not very well known compared to its Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese neighbours. Laotian cuisine has similarities with Thailand (such as the spicy papaya salad) and Vietnam (the noodle soups popular in Laos reminded us of Vietnamese Phos).
We set out to discover the more unique aspects of the Laotian cuisine and what we think are the... read_more
Laotian Recipies from The Nomadic Boys
Mar 31st, 2015
Our traveling friends the Nomadic Boys just published a few of their favorite Laotian recipes:
Laotian coconut sticky rice desert recipe
Laotian coconut sticky rice is a delicious desert usually made from purple sticky rice and coconut milk. Purple (or black rice) is a healthier grain of glutinous rice and more commonly used in Laos in deserts. The purple rice is not... read_more