Vientiane is ablaze with colour and detail. There’s debate whether its name means City of the Moon or City of Sandalwood. Charming by any definition. It became the capital in 1563 but was looted and razed to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese so everything is quite new. It shows, and it doesn’t. Everything […]
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Our eyes are glittering and our hearts are full. Vientiane on the Mekong is full of fairy dust. Soaring gilded Wats, an Asian Arc de Triomphe on an Asian Champs Élysées, a giant King with a sensible hat and a big sword pointing across the river half wistfully, half threateningly at the Thais just across […]
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Hanoi is a picture postcard. It bursts with colour, movement and delight.
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