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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Lazy days in Laos: five authentic experiences in Luang Prabang

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by DYLAN GOLDBY

    ... Text and photos: Dylan Goldby Here are five good ways to sample the gentle charms of Luang Prabang Lazy days in Laos Situated on the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan in northern central Laos, Luang Prabang offers a taste of a slow life that can be so hard to find in our fast-paced modern world. With a name meaning “The City of the Buddha of Fine Gold”, the province’s ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong professor held in Myanmar over Buddha leg tattoo plans to ink over image

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... radicals to deface Buddhism," Polley said yesterday from his hotel room in Luang Prabang, Laos. Officials interrogated him for an hour and seized his and his girlfriend's passports. ... "But we deemed it safest to leave, given the disinformation about Jason … circulating in Myanmar," Lam said. The two are now travelling through Thailand and Laos but say they plan ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Survival guide: Cycle touring

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by Phillippa Stewart

    ... in Laos, with village children shouting and smiling, and waving so hard we thought their arms were going to come off. In China, excitable, gregarious crowds gathered to watch something as mundane ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am

    ... to the transit town of Lao Cai. The bus has fully reclinable seats made for dwarfs, flashing disco lights and a television blasting Vietnamese music videos on a constant loop, none of which make for a good night’s sleep. From nondescript Lao Cai we take a minibus for the five-hour journey to Ha Giang town, where we arrive on a cold, crisp morning. Laid out along a two-lane street, the town ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... overlooking (on a clear day, presumably) the Olympic Sailing Centre, while the 259-room Sheraton is at the back of the city towards Mount Lao. Promising "a blend of modern and natural ...

  6. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    Hongkonger's daughter inspires 25,000 kilometre Asian motorcycle odyssey

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... and little-known charities. On March 1 of last year, the 38-year-old revved up his BMW F800GS motorbike. It took him for a 25,000 kilometre ride, from Hong Kong through China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, ... and from the air travel and cars used by the film crew. When asked about the stand-out moment of the journey, Parker pointed to day 16. "I had to ride 150 kilometres to open a school in Laos ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... this year, and to tie in with this, a one-off excursion into Laos is being organised. The five-day, four-night "Journey to Royal Laos" package steams out of Bangkok on October ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... the border with Myanmar and Laos, this tropical prefecture has just seen the opening of the Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa (above), which describes itself as "the first and only five ... International, and the easiest way to get there from Hong Kong is with China Eastern from Guangzhou, although the carrier also flies in from Kunming, Chengdu and Beijing, and Lao Airlines hops over from ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... keen distance runners an interesting milieu in which to test themselves- in and around the steamy grandeur of the former royal capital of Laos (pictured)- while raising money ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... The two services, which are due to begin on Saturday, are operated by The Transport Company, which began running buses from Bangkok to Pakse and Vientiane in Laos a couple of months ago. Buses ...



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