Loving Laos, Luang Prabang

There is something special about Luang Prabang, once the royal capitol of Laos. A feeling in the air that whispers … just be, enjoy, don’t rush, take it all in stride, embrace the beautiful surroundings and slow down. 

The vibe is warm, welcoming, pleasantly tranquil and a bit chill. Sabaidee! pronounced Say-Bye-Dai, is the standard greeting, accompianied by a bow and hands lightly pressed in prayer.

A charming mash up of old world rural Lao and French colonial style, harmonious and aesthetically pleasing with nature, Luang Prabang was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995.

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Designs on Morocco

The Morocco that most people are familiar with can be captured in and around the famous Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh. It’s an unforgettable adventure. Dancing old world monkeys, music, water carriers - waiting for photo opportunities, street food stalls, storytellers, local dental extractions, and snake charmers with ominous cobras; hawkers and hagglers set the scene. It’s the Morocco of the big screen and a place that once you experience, leaves a lasting impression.

Morocco is a cacophony of sights, sounds, and smells. It’s a mesmerizing and contrasting mix of slow and frenetic energy. In the “pink city” of Marrakesh, donkeys and vintage Mercedes share the road. And, dust and spices like cumin, cardamom and turmeric scent the air. The atmosphere feels mysterious – a throw back to ancient times punctuated by modern luxury. Beautifully appointed five star hotels, stylish renovated riads and top rated golf courses offer royal treatment and accommodations. Yet the heart of Morocco can be found in the Souks -open air markets, Medinas - ancient cities, kasbahs, Mosques, Madrasas, Berber villages, coastal cities and in a lively market square. 

Morocco is a mix of cultural influences from the lowlands to the Atlas Mountains and coastal villages that offer a unique and varied design style.

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