"During our trip to Laos, we took a long river trip up the Mekong river. I wanted to visit a remote elephant sanctuary where the elephants are not required to perform heavy labor and their natural habitat is protected. The elephants in this sanctuary are handled by people called Mahouts. When only a small boy, a Mahout is paired with a baby elephant, and they are bonded for life.The Mahout are a people and a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. It was truly special to meet them.”
From going Lao’ut and about in the city,
to exploring the Lao’utdoors along the Mekong River,
to enjoying the Lao’utpouring of love at the protected elephant sanctuaries,
Traveler Aaron John was Lao’utspoken about how great his trip went.
And to make it even better, he ran across locals making some Lao’wesome fabric!
Aaron picked out 2 amazing fabrics and sent them to us to turn into totes. Score!
Thanks Aaron, it feels like we hit the jackpot in the Lao’ttery!
Here’s to giving it your all no matter what the Lao’utcome & to feeling good - because after all, it’s Friday.
-the Taaluma Team
Agriculture is the backbone of Myanmar’s economy.
There are lots of farmers in Myanmar who work hard to support themselves, their families, and their villages with jobs and food.
However, many banks don’t offer capital to farmers for them to purchase enough seeds, equipment, or animals to run their farms efficiently. Due to this, farm productivity in Myanmar is one of the lowest in all of Asia.
Traveler Christa hit the Otto-bahn in search of breathtaking sights and awe-inspiring adventure.
"Again we're traveling by our campervan in Germany and our trip led through the Bavarian forest, Elbe sandstone highlands, spree forest, Berlin, and finally to the Harz mountain range.” - Christa Beck