Thailand Painting Holidays

paint on the banks of the Mekong River

A wonderful combination of painting tuition and Thai culture in a small guest house on the banks of the Mekong River at Phon Phisai in NE Thailand.  During the dry cool months of October to January each year the guesthouse provides a combination of painting tuition and Thai rural culture experience to 4 guests each week.

The visits are individually tailored to provide the level of tuition and Thai experience that each visitor seeks.  This website contains details of the tuition, experiences and facilities together with prices and booking facilities. 


The Tamarind Restaurant and Cooking School 

If you visit Luang Prabang in Laos the Tamarind should be high on your list of places to visit.

See details on their web page

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Exploring Lao Cuisine


Tamarind: a taste of Laos is a specialist restaurant and cooking school in Laos' mountainous and temple-studded ancient capital, Luang Prabang. Our restaurant offers many different ways to enjoy Lao foods and culinary customs: delicious meals designed to introduce you to the delicate balance of flavours in this cuisine, convivial feasts, adventurous dining experiences, intriguing sample platters of Lao specialities and a range of gourmet food gifts and products.


Our school provides a unique day of cooking in open air pavilions amidst picturesque gardens and lotus ponds. We trust that you enjoyed your day learning to further explore the intriguing cuisine of Laos: investigating the variety of foods in the market, learning tips and customs associated with the cuisine, using traditional Lao techniques to prepare your dishes and sitting down to a wonderful Lao feast.

In this booklet, we give you a culinary tour of Lao cuisine and recipes that will allow you to replicate your gourmet experiences back home.

Tamarind: a Taste of Laos On the Nam Khan River Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Telephone: (071) 213128, (+856) 20 77770484 Email:

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