Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia

Kirsty and I didn’t come to Southeast Asia to specifically look for Brutalist or Modernist architecture. In fact, if I’m being honest, it didn’t really occur to either of us that the region would even have this genre of architecture. Particularly with Brutalism, it’s...

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Laos: The Best-Laid Plans and All That

27 November to 7 December 2011 After leaving the north of Laos it was our intention to have a couple of lazy days in the lovely town of Luang Prabang in the centre of the country and then take a slow boat down the Mekong to the capital, Vientiane which is just a hop,...

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From China into Laos

19 to 27 November 2011 From Dali it was time start the journey towards the border with Laos, our next destination.  We debated and discussed but in the end the backpacker inside us persuaded us that a 15 hour overnight bus journey for £20 was an all-round better...

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