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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

March, being the dry season, might not be the ideal time of year for Lao waterfalls but come May and June when the rains start they’ll be filling out, flowing fast and back to their lushest best so here’s a small selection of waterfall photos taken at sites included on our Mekong Adventure, Lao tour itinerary, beginning with the famous…

If you’ve chosen to sign up for a Burma tour; picked an off the beaten track Lao itinerary or plumped for a Thailand adventure holiday then you’re clearly up for discovering new cultures; meeting different people, heading up river, into the jungle or up that mountain – checking out local markets, visiting temples or ancient cities or getting that perfect…

One of the best times of year to visit! We can only guess that the absence of visitors during the rainy season in Southeast Asia is down to their own preconceptions of what a monsoon period in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos etc must be like? Constant torrential rain, unbearable heat and humidity, impassable roads and permanent ankle deep (or worse) water?…

Funny, (funny peculiar), how someone travelling half way around the world would expect certain things to be different yet hope, insist, other things would be the same. Now the people have to be different; the photogenic orange clad monks are essential, heaven forbid if all the Lisu, Hmong and Akha started wearing jeans and t-shirts and the Vietnamese have to…

A few photos of the spectacular limestone pinnacles area – or ‘stone forest’ – in Khammouane Province of Central Laos. Though much of this region is covered in this dramatic, limestone karst scenery a core section has been designated Phou Hin Boon National Park, or National Bio-diversity Area. The following images were taken from a viewpoint on the way to…

Although the ambulant Akha street vendors of Khao San, Tha Pae Gate and other tourist hot spots are very successful and the Lisus in Pai night market do well in the high season, across Southeast Asia it’s the enterprising and commercially minded Hmong that dominate the hill-tribe handicraft market. Their bright colours and bold patterns can be, and have been,…

Our Northern Lao tour continues today with a scenic ride across the mountains to the picturesque town of Nong Khiaw situated on the Ou River. (Or Nong Keow, Nong Khiau – there’s no accepted transliteration). We’ll stay at the small and friendly Nong Khiau Riverside – a charming little spot with individual Lao style wooden chalets set on the banks…

This shot was taken by Wi on her recent Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle tour. Fishermen at the confluence of the Ou and Mekong Rivers. Day 9 of the itinerary is a descent by slow boat of the picturesque Ou River from Nong Khiaw to the ancient capital and now UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang. After 10 years…

Well since I’m off to Phnom Penh and  currently checking Saturday’s, (disappointing),  UK football results, it seems like an apt moment to introduce you to the CPL,  (Cambodian Premier League). The words Cambodia and football aren’t often used in conjunction and they are currently rated 184th on the FIFA world rankings – which, even without knowing anything about football you…