Luang Prabang: Thongbay Guesthouse – how to do it right
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18 Nov 2010

Luang Prabang: Thongbay Guesthouse – how to do it right

Luang Prabang: Thongbay Guesthouse – how to do it right

When Lay Inthavong was growing up in the Lao capital Vientiane in the late 1970s and early 1980s she remembers a friend of the family who was so well off they had a bicycle. Life was quiet, cars were few and foreign tourists were unheard of. Today Lay runs Thongbay, a successful guesthouse in Luang Prabang, with her Swiss husband Phillip. The guesthouse picks up Australian (and French and German) travellers like us from the airport in a minibus and runs them the short trip into town a few tim...

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09 Nov 2010

Luang Prabang: Kuang Si waterfall

Luang Prabang: Kuang Si waterfall

Beautiful spot about 45 minutes out of Luang Prabang via a narrow windy road. ...

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05 Nov 2010

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is an incredible place and somewhere I'd love to return to. Luang Prabang is in central Laos where the Nam Kha river meets the Mekong. Architecturally a mix of Lao Buddhist wats (templates) and French colonial architecture the town is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The town has a very laid-back feel. Saffron-clad monks carrying umbrellas mix with tuk tuk drivers, motorbikes with a mum, dad, child and a sack of rice on them, locals selling their wares at market stalls...

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