Postcards from Abroad

Whether your dream is to stay in a colonial-era bungalow in the middle of a tea plantation, an Indian princely palace, or to cruise in luxury the Irrawaddy to Mandalay, we never tire of searching for your next great travel destination. This is the place to share with us your most recent adventures.

We say goodbye to Laos and enter the Riel world of Cambodia by James and Cate Fraser

101Laos - what an exciting series of unforgettable experiences. Today is our last day in the south of the country in the Si Phan Don (4 Thousand islands) area on Don Khong.

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Southern Laos Explorer by James and Cate Fraser

James and Cath FraserVang Vieng is tucked in beside the Nam Song River, the vertical soaring and imposing limestone cliffs created a very attractive backdrop. We survived our 18-km kayaking trip along the Nam Song and spent a whole day paddling and navigating small rapids which made a very pleasant change from sightseeing on foot.

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Laotian Days - the next adventure by James and Cate Fraser...

James Fraser at the Plain of JarsOur first effort of a blog in colour!

We left the lovely city of Luang Prabang and headed to Phonsavan the capital of the Xieng Khouang Province. Although it meant an 8 hour drive the scenery was spectacular-towering mountains, lovely waterfalls, hillsides covered in different fruits and vegetables, many stilted villages perched precariously on the most inhospitable terrain and vast areas of road which had succumbed to land slides and later been repaired.

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From Suffolk to the Plain of Jars by James and Cate Fraser....

LaosWow, we never want to travel economy again! I blame Nell ( J's sister) for planting the idea when she flew to Dubai in Business. Her description of the whole experience was too good to resist! The United Airlines Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 was fab. We resisted the booze as we knew we were in for a long flight but it was great as Cams (J's niece, who works for BAA in Terminal 2) met us and we were able to have a catch up. We boarded Thai and flew about noon. The welcoming glass of champagne went down very well. Service impeccable and food delicious. Lots of little quaint Thai dishes consisting of .......


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