Mekong Sunsets

They say warm weather is conducive to spectacular sunsets. But that doesn’t explain why the sunsets on the Mekong were so much more memorable than any I have witnessed in the subcontinent…..and there have been many. I am a West coast girl remember? Whatever the reason, those moments spent in anticipation of the radiant feast […]

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Luang Prabang – A Glimpse Of The Sacred

Vientiane was our decompression stop. With minds and bodies suitably attuned to the calm that forms the core of Lao lifestyle, we do nothing on our first evening in Luang Prabang, save for a brief foray into the night market, following a fabulous complimentary meal at our hotel. We have to drag ourselves away from breakfast overlooking the Mekong […]

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A Gentle Initiation To the Land Of A Million Elephants

Pha That Luang, Vientiane

I knew better than to expect a concrete jungle and traffic choked streets typical of most Asian metropolises. And yet, I wasn’t quite prepared for the extent of time warp in this capital city by the Mekong. The sixties style airport, the crumbling French architecture, the sputtering Tuk Tuks, the languid pace of life itself! That […]

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