Tag Archives: Luang Prabang

Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day in the UK today, so here are some pictures from my travels in honour of mothers everywhere. And not forgetting granny…….

International Ladies Day

Beautiful ladies of Laos at work & play.

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 9 to 7

9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 12 to 10

12. Visiting Gothic Cathedrals I always visit the cathedral in every city that I visit and for years did so by default rather than by design. After all, it is very often the most impressive construction, a city’s show of wealth and ostentation. My favourite style of cathedral is definitely Gothic – flying buttresses, vaulted […]

Friday Photo 24

Today’s photo was taken in Luang Prabang in Laos. This novice monk was strolling in the sunshine contemplating the rest of his day…..

2015 ends, 2016 beckons……

2015 has been a pretty good travel year for me. It started as you would expect in January when I went to Iceland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We did not manage to see the Northern Lights, but had a fabulous time in a Winter Wonderland of waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, unusual churches and loads […]

I Will Never Forget My Elephant…..

Regular readers of my blog will know that one of my travel highlights was spending two days amongst the elephants at Elephant Village, Laos in 2010. Elephant Village is an eco-centre where all the resident elephants have been rescued from a life of hard work and mistreatment in the logging industry. There they are cared […]

Ladies of Laos

I have to admit to the fact that this is a postcard, but I think it encapsulates perfectly the friendly spirit that I encountered in Laos…… These images are mine however……

Love You, Luang Prabang

So, having just returned from my favourite LP, was it as good as the first time? My first visit was a nine-day sojourn in February 2010. My travel buddy Hamish and I arrived in LP via the overnight train from Bangkok, followed by a ten-hour bus ride from the Laos capital of Vientiane. So struck […]

Present Alms

I will write more about my return to Luang Prabang and the differences that I have found in the six years since my last visit after I return home and contemplate some more. This daybreak I arose early for the daily custom of monks receiving alms from well wishers. We managed to find a place […]