Don’t miss one of Southeast Asia’s most underrated capitals – get Phnom Penh’s on your Cambodia itinerary.
First night in Luang Prabang, I ended up following a throng of people into a side alley off the night market. I stopped following them when I spotted the coconut waffle seller, the juice stall and the duo cooking dumplings, all of which I wolfed down. I’d only spent a couple of dollars and I was full. Then I saw it. The throng’s holy grail.
On the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos, David Whitley learns to have a greater appreciation for health and safety regulations
David Whitley finds a Thai company trying to make wine where it really has no right to – and discovers plenty of other gimmicks whilst there
A farmer wades thigh-deep across his paddy field behind a pair of puffing, mud-spattered buffalo. His wife groans as she shoulders a bundle of firewood and makes her barefoot way back to their bamboo shack. The scenario is increasingly rare in Bali these days – in Kuta and Ubud electricity, mechanical rotovators and cable TV are already the norm.