Monthly archives of “June 2011

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Slow boat to Thailand

Luang Prabang is indeed a most beautiful, romantic and relaxed city.  It’s common for travelers to be so entranced that, as Lonely Planet states, they “dream of a never-ending stay”.  We met three such people who had fallen under its spell – a Frenchman, who… Read More

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Eating in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang’s beautiful temples, French colonial architecture, and natural beauty have made it a popular spot on a South-East Asia travel circuit.  Over the past few years, it has increasingly attracted what Lonely Planet refers to as “well-heeled” tourists – those with money to spend… Read More

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One night in Luang Prabang

The journey from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang was the most incredible bus trip we have taken so far.  The terrain is impossibly mountainous, causing all traffic to crawl and wind, up, down and through the most dramatic landscape I have ever seen.  Towering hills, plunging… Read More