Posts Tagged ‘South East Asia’

More Postcards from Luang Prabang

More Postcards from Luang Prabang

My trip to South East Asia is nearly over and soon I will be back in London. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, has definitely been the highlight. I’m very sad to say goodbye to this beautiful place, but I’m definitely planning to come back and see more of Laos.


Learning a Hard Lesson from a Monk

Learning a Hard Lesson from a Monk

My trip to Laos has been very enjoyable but also incredibly frustrating. I’ve had to learn some very hard lessons. The toughest of these was from a 19 year old monk. Laung Prabang is well known for the daily morning ritual of the tak bat, when hundreds of monks walk in single-file, silently through the […]


Postcard from Luang Prabang

Postcard from Luang Prabang

I flew into Luang Prabang today on a twin engine plane from Chiang Mai. I don’t think I have been on one of those for over 20 years. The city is located in the northern part of Laos. It has a small airport but there was none of the abrasive and unfriendly attitude you would […]


Postcard from Chiang Mai

Postcard from Chiang Mai

I’m in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s unofficial “capital of the north”. It’s a fitting place to start my first visit to South East Asia. The city has a very laid-back and friendly feel to it and is very easy to get around, despite having the second largest population in Thailand. It also has an interesting mix […]