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 […]
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A sense of pilgrimage is what I feel as I travel through Luang Prabang – a world of colour and wonder. Photographer Maree Azzopardi
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 […]
On an excursion to the Pak Ou Buddha Caves, 25km north of Luang Prabang in Laos, we wandered past an old, small Wat. As we neared the steps to the Mekong River boat moorings we met two seated monks. After giving a donation, the older monk was eager to show us around the small but […]