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Restaurant Review – Ancient House – Luang Prabang

I’ll admit it: what first drew my attention to Ancient House was the large table of cakes on sale in front of the shop – not just banana cakes, but orange, coconut, mango, and many other flavors. Finding myself on

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Restaurant Review – Coconut Garden – Luang Prabang

On our first night in Luang Prabang, we set out to look for an ‘authentic’ Lao restaurant that one of the staff at the hotel recommended. Unfortunately they couldn’t remember the name, and could only give a rough approximation of

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Restaurant Review – Indochina Spirit – Luang Prabang

Indochina Spirit was suggested by the Thais I was with on this trip, based on a recommendation someone had given them. The restaurant is located in and around a 1930s-era house south of town, facing the fountain. Seating is either

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Restaurant Review – Joma Bakery Cafe – Vientiane, Luang Prabang

Joma is my "go-to" retreat in Vientiane, and now Luang Prabang. Their shops are always pleasant retreats to rest up after trudging around the city. They’re comfortable, with air conditioning, daily papers from Laos and Thailand, wi-fi and free-flowing drinking

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