10th Dec

Meals of the Mundo: Gluhwein

The urge to start this post with a cheesy holiday cliche was nearly overpowering. There are so many to choose from! Should I go with “It’s the most wonderful time of the year?” Or maybe “Tis the season?” What about “Twas the night before…?” How ’bout I just make up my own! “Get me another […]

28th Apr

Celebrate Songkran: The Giant Lao New Year Water Fight

The Lao New Year is a celebration unlike any other we’ve come across. The party in Luang Prabang lasts at least three days. More often, it becomes a full week of partying. To usher in the upcoming rainy season, the city turns into a giant water fight.

15th Apr

A Very Untraditional Traditional Passover Seder in Laos

I had no one to blame but myself. We were supposed to be somewhere with a legitimate Passover seder to celebrate the holiday. But here we were in Luang Prabang, Laos where the last organized seder happened around 2008, when the Chabad was kicked out of town.

01st Jan

Our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Normally we celebrate New Year’s Eve with a huge party in New Jersey (to which you are all invited next year). But this year we’re not home, so we partied near Tel Aviv, Israel. We got to thinking, what are our resolutions for 2014? Here’s what the new year has in store for us.