Embracing island life at Don Det Bungalows

To arrive on a small island in the middle of nowhere after an 18 hour journey with no accommodation booked is always daunting. Exhausted, we opted to delay the inevitable and plonked ourselves down at the nearest table in a restaurant shack bridging the “port” – a miniscule stretch where motorized timber canoes pull up…

Getting lucky in Luang Prabang

A stab in the dark, a lucky dip, a winning scratch card. That’s how I stumbled across Kounsaven Guesthouse. Scrolling through the options on Hostelworld I was not in the mood to search Luang Prabang in depth and booked Kounsaven Guesthouse. No one I had met yet knew about it and word on the street…