Khaiphaen Restaurant, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a big fan of the work that Friends International http://www.tree-alliance.org/ do and that I have had delicious meals at all three of their restaurants in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh; Marum, Romdeng and Friends. I was delighted, therefore when I learned that they had just opened  “Khaiphaen” restaurant in Luang Prabang, and even happier when my friends suggested we had dinner there.  Continue reading

La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, laos

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Wow! What a view! I have been lucky to stay in some beautiful hotels but none of them have had a view as impressive as this (although The Coral Reef in Barbados comes close –  our balcony looked over their beautifully manicured lawn and down to the beach – I loved the monkeys scampering around on the deck!) but this is what La Residence Phou Vao http://www.belmond.com/la-residence-phou-vao-luang-prabang/ is all about, beautiful unspoilt nature in luxurious surroundings. After spending a glorious 4 nights here, I didn’t want to leave, and it was with a heavy heart that I eventually packed my bags and made my way to the airport. Continue reading