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An Austrian, Monica was born in Brazil, studied social anthropology and worked for many years with refugees and newcomers who came to Germany.
From 2007 she ran the JUMBO GUESTHOUSE in Hongsa, Laos and recently relocated to the new JUMBO GUESTHOUSE ON THE MEKONG in Ban Don Kao, Luang Prabang in July 2016.



“It was my best decision ever to move to Laos. I fell in love with this charming and still laid-back country.

Why? You have to slow down here to live a good life!”

Monica lives at the guesthouse and speaks German, English, Lao and some French.

She is happy to provide suggestions for things to do in Luang Prabang and Northern Laos.

She can recommend restaurants in town and things to do in and around Luang Prabang and answer your questions with regards to the country, its people, their cuisine and culture.

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