Southeast Asia Stays: Remote Tented Escapes Social distancing may be a new way of life. Once the world reopens, we’re ready to transport guests to the hidden corners of Southeast Asia with unique, remote escapes. These are the ultimate escapes for true explorer’s journeys. Rosewood Luang Prabang Luang Prabang, laos Rosewood Luang Prabang is an […]
Photo: Cardamom Tented Camp After the success of the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Thailand’s Golden Triangle area, there appears to be a growing trend towards luxury rustic experiences in Southeast Asia – resorts in the form of exalted camping in remote locations. Not only is the future of travel focusing on camping, an exciting […]
Southeast Asian Dynasties 2: What happened to the royal families of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Nepal?
Part 2: Laos As many readers know, Smiling Albino is based in Bangkok, Thailand, but also has extensive operations in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Nepal. Besides being awesome places to explore, one thing that all of these countries have in common is that they entered the 20th century with a strong monarchic system in place. But […]
While not quite as large as Ireland, cycling the Bolaven Plateau sometimes felt like it, and while a bicycle was a little more manoeuvrable, on occasion, while climbing up a boulder-strewn dirt path or fording a wide river, the conveyance might as well have been a fridge. Our less-common choice of transport in this remote […]
Photo: The Smiling Albino sales team, Bangkok. Like many industries, the travel and tour business is a lot like an iceberg – what you see is only a small fraction of the whole package. From a client’s point of view, most any service they pay for – be it getting a package from FedEx, sending […]