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The Buddha Park, Vientiane – Picture of the Day

Today’s picture is of the "Buddha Park" just outside Vientiane in Laos. The quirky park on the banks of the Mekong is like a low-budget Buddhist theme park. The Buddha Park near Vientiane, Laos

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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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Restaurant Review – Kong View Restaurant – Vientiane

Kong View is a rather typical Southeast Asian "dinner party" restaurant – a large open-air eatery with an extensive menu, where groups of people go for special occasions. As such, it’s quite good. The restaurant is sited on the river

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Restaurant Review – Makphet – Vientiane

This is my second visit to Makphet, the Vientiane restaurant operated by Friends International, a charity devoted to helping improve the lives of marginalized children. They also operate Friends and Romdeng in Phnom Penh. Makphet has moved since my last

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Southeast Asia’s Best Cookies

Lists seem to be all the rage these days. Travel + Leisure has their list of the best resorts, while CNNgo has their list of froufrou Bangkok tea shops, but I’ve decided to take on something much more important, and

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