A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

14 responses to “Launching Bang Fai in Laos’ Rocket Festival”

  1. Expatriate Games

    Hey that's sounds like it was a good day! I don't think I've seen it here before.

    Cross-dressing and booze. Now THAT sounds like a recipe for a regretful morning after!

  2. krzysztof

    Now I understand a description on your facebook profile. I'm not very fond of noisy places. However it must have been very impressive to watch those rockets, which have exploded in the air. It's a pity that a day was rainy and cloudy.
    Hello again after long break.

  3. Stevo

    Great photo, Carrie. I'd love to take part in this festival. It sounds amazing.

  4.  Manali + Terry

    Hi carrie! What you would you say are the top 5 cultural festivals/events (something that occurs only once or twice a year) in Asia? My wife and I are planning a world trip…

    Thanks so much!

    Manali + Terry

  5. WildBlack

    Hi Carrie,
    That sound interesting! But really dangerous! :D We have some festivals like these, back home. :D
    Hope you are doing good!

  6. Mark Sloneker

    This tradition seems to show up in many places from Japan through different regions of Asia. It shows how much culture did travel in the old days. i’ve been wanting to catch one of these but am in Laos at the wrong time so far. I’d love to see the elephant festival too. I was told this event was banned in Laos until recent years because of government paranoia over it’s citizens having explosive rockets. Glad that things have relaxed a bit for some of these cultural events.

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