Mar 6 11

Luang Prabang, Laos

by Emily Benjamin

Friends had told me that besides the Pak Ou Caves and the Kuang Si Waterfalls, there was very little to do in Luang Prabang. Most young travellers use it for a base before heading south to go tubing – all-you-can-drink for a day while riding rapids in an inflatable tyre. The older tourists in Luang Prabang seemed to be doing something similar – although they walked from restaurant to cafe to wine bar, sampling the finest in Laos, French and Western cuisines that this small city has to offer. After four days there, I can agree that there isn’t a lot to do here – a few monk processions, restaurants and a swim in the pristine paradise of Kuang Si Waterfalls – but it was still a beautiful few days spent relaxing, shopping, eating and sleeping. Well… fending off mosquitoes in our room, as well!IMG 9058OutputIMG 9034OutputIMG 8867Output

 

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Feb 20 11

Chiang Mai

by Emily Benjamin

Beautiful Chiang Mai. It’s hard not to feel relaxed in this city, with the mountains, fresh air and kind locals. The food is fresh and cheap, the transport simple (just walk, or borrow a bike) and on the outskirts of the city you have everything from cooking classes, to tiger and elephant farms, to meditation courses. I had high expectations of Chiang Mai, based on the advice of my friends, and I have not been disappointed. This city is a must for anyone visiting Thailand.Chiang MaiFishermanFuzzy BananasIMG 7940

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