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Laos luxe

 A dawn visit to see the Monks’ alms gathering ceremony.

As is the hallmark of Orient Express hotels around the world, the difference at La residence Phou Vao, is in the details. Jane Hodges found it the perfect base for exploring the enchanting World Heritage city of Luang Prabang. Perching serenely on Phou Vao, ‘the hill of kites’, overlooking the golden temple-crowned Phousi Mountain and […]

Camera & Campari …the year that was

Boganvillia and Temple, Luang Prabang

Well 2013 has been a big and challenging year. We’ve revelled in travelling to many places – both new and familiar – penned and photographed many tales, eaten wonderful and sometimes weird food, enriched friendships and forged many new connections. We’ve planned and executed our travels around personal loss and serious illness and managed to […]

Go To China… in Bangkok

 Giant river prawns with spicy nam jim dipping sauce in Soi Texas, Chinatown Bangkok

  When it comes to dining, Bangkok is a minefield of choice. Not in a bad way, more in a too-many-choices-too-little-time way. After photographing a seafood market one afternoon, all we knew was that we had a hankering for local river prawns. It took about three seconds for Phitak Srisawat, Assistant Chef Concierge at Bangkok’s […]