Laos is a small country that sits quietly among its very prominent and loud neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam. Vientiane is its befitting capital! A quiet place where all the buzz and the nightlife in Bangkok is replaced by awesome local food and beautiful temples all around. You can look across the river to see a Thai town known for its flesh trade. In Vientiane, … Continue reading Vientiane – Food, temples and do you need anything else?
This one looks jaded on paper when you compare it to the two tourism magnet countries that surround it. The lack of popularity can be a boon or a bane – there is not as much infrastructure but there aren’t the crowds either. The planning part was easy. There are 3 major cities. Vientiane is the capital with amazing food and numerous ornate but small … Continue reading Laos – A road less travelled!
The trip to Punakha was was quite short, just one night in the quaint very spread out town. Maybe there was a town center, but we never came across it. What we saw were the meadows, streams, well spread our red-roofed houses and lush greenery. Besides the immense natural beauty, the primary reason for visiting Punakha is the Punakha Dzong, a stunning Buddhist temple constructed … Continue reading Bhutan: Stunning scenery and rain…Part 2