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Ampersand’s mini-guide to Laos

"Despite all of the transformation, much about Vientiane remains the same: the monks sweeping their temple grounds at dusk, the joys of a Beer Lao on the riverfront at sunset, the baguette vendors near the morning market at midnight, the refreshing openness and general goodwill. It is still a wonderful place to live…and a fascinating place to visit."Brett Dakin, Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in LaosThe fascinating combination of French colonial heritage, Buddhist culture and a relaxed…

Lost Cities of Angkor

While Angkor’s grand capital rightly draws millions of visitors every year, few of those ever make it beyond the ancient city. Strewn throughout the dense Cambodian jungle are the suburbs and provincial capitals which formed the backbone of the great empire. With improved road access and a new helicopter charter service from Siem Reap, these off the beaten track gems are accessible to the luxury traveller for the first time. Ampersand’s Cambodia expert Brandon Davis details five of his…

How do you take a 10 day holiday using only 4 days leave?‏ Simply use your Easter bank holidays wisely!

Forget Christmas, Easter is just 3 months away! Did you know that by making good use of Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April) public holidays, you can enjoy a nice long 10-day holiday by taking just 4 days off work? Simply depart on Thursday 28 March and return on Sunday 7 April. Easy!10 days is a wonderful amount of time to be away. It is long enough to visit virtually anywhere in the world and get a really good break, but it's short enough to slip straight back into your day to…

A photo tour of our 'Wonders of Indochina' itinerary - 17 days from £5,650 per person

Bangkok  Thailand | Luang Prabang  Laos | Hanoi  Vietnam | Halong  Vietnam | Nha Trang  Vietnam| Siem Reap  Cambodia One of our most popular journeys, this Wonders of Indochina trip provides you with the very best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, staying in drop-dead gorgeous character hotels throughout. Begin off the beaten track in Loas’ wonderfully laid back town of Luang Prabang and discover gleaming gilded temples, farmers markets and saffron robed monks. Continue to Hanoi in Vietnam and…
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