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Southeast Asia Travel News

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Several of our Thai and Lao tours either begin, and/or end, in Chiang Mai as indeed does our brand new short Burma tour from Inle Lake to Kengtung which crosses the border at Mae Sai in Chiang Rai Province before taking you down to Thailand’s northern capital. Chiang Mai’s excellent Karinthip Village Hotel is thus one of the mostly frequently…

Firstly we need to point out that this, and any other of our first choice accommodation options, are always subject to availability and are never guaranteed! In Siem Reap and all other destinations we do have satisfactory alternatives and indeed in several spots we rotate the choices anyway. Sometimes depending upon the group composition, (certain hotels are more family orientated…

Excellent, albeit brief, recent trip to Vientiane to catch up with a few friends and colleagues and check out some of the new hotels around town. Very nice new hotel caught our eye – the Sengtawan Riverside Hotel – with a winning 5th floor restaurant and bar and some of the friendliest staff we’ve come across in any Lao hotel,…