Just the Tips: Luang Prabang

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Where the majority of Southeast Asia has become a bustling tourist mecca, Laos has maintained a quiet – and dare we say more traditional – way of life.

Your best bet to experience the Laos lifestyle is in the Northern suburb, Luang Prabang, where buses and noisy cars are forbidden, monks still participate in the daily ritual of Alms Giving, and the city has implemented a strict midnight curfew.

Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy the calming culture of Luang Prabang.

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Just the Tips: Colombo

Colombo
Out Adventures’ Sri Lanka Serendipity tour ends in the country’s capital, Colombo. The city boasts nifty neighbourhoods, superb sites and renowned restaurants.

Scroll through our tips on how to best experience what was once coined the Garden City of the East.

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Just the Tips: Kathmandu

Kathmandu

To get at the beating heart of Kathmandu, we love getting lost in Old City’s alleyways and discovering unexpected temples, secret gardens and markets. Or we’ll rickshaw over to the backpacker district of Thamel to trade stories with trekkers and climbers, many of whom are just back from conquering Everest.

Unfortunately, Kathmandu was devastated by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Consequently, the historic sites we’d normally recommend are still being reconstructed.

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Just the Tips: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is on the southern tip of Vietnam near the Cambodian border. It’s the country’s largest city by population and has a hustle-and-bustle which often overwhelms the unprepared traveller. Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy this historically significant, bustling metropolis.

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