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12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia....
Where to Stay in Luang Prabang

Where to Stay in Luang Prabang

Where to stay in Luang Prabang? A decade ago your options would have been limited to guesthouses, because for many years the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town was predominantly a backpacker destination with few choices for travellers looking for comfort, style, and something more. Things have changed, and...
Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

The waiter who looked after us during the Amantaka cooking course we did on the organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside was brilliant. His service was impeccable. He was so good at his job that when we asked him what his future plans were,...
Lao Cooking Course on an Organic Farm in the Luang Prabang Countryside

Lao Cooking Course on an Organic Farm in the Luang Prabang Countryside

We’re doing a morning market walk, followed by a Lao cooking course on an organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside, with sous-chef Anousith from the beautiful Amantaka resort. When I ask Anousith where he’s from, he responds “Luang Prabang,” and grins, “But my home town is...
Tamarind Lao Cooking Course in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tamarind Lao Cooking Course in Luang Prabang, Laos

After our Phousi Market walk with Joy Ngeuamboupha, the owner and chef of Luang Prabang restaurant Tamarind, we drive to Joy’s cooking school in the countryside to begin our Lao Cooking Course. The Tamarind Cooking School is in a fantastic, airy, open-sided bamboo and palm frond pavilion...
East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

Ock Pop Tok means ‘East meets West’ in Lao and the beautiful fabrics produced on the looms at the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre in Luang Prabang, Laos, are the result of a collaboration between Laotian weaver Veomanee Duangdala and English photographer Joanna Smith. Click clack....
Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Marvelling at the mural and mosaic covered temples of Luang Prabang is the next must-do activity after the early morning alms giving. There are 33 glittering temples – known as both wats and vats in Laos – in the ancient Lao royal capital so we decided...
Early Morning Alms Giving to the Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

Early Morning Alms Giving to the Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

The early morning alms giving to the monks in Luang Prabang, Laos, is one of the main attractions that lures many travellers to the laidback Mekong River town although it’s not unique to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The few times we’ve been out at the crack...