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How did you celebrate Christmas?

Most of us drive home to see their families. But not Philip and Catherine! They decided to travel to the other side of the world to exchange the Christmas tree with palm trees and the mulled wine with cocktails.

Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang – Vientiane

The couple startet its journi in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Philip and Catherine started their adventure with a local dining experience at Coconut Shell restaurant which is famous for its unique tasting curries. As the city is also famous for its many impressive temples, they visited 8 of them! But everyone needs a break, so they enjoyed a mango smoothie plus a delicious Massaman Curry wrap at Angel’s Secrets.

First Stop: Chiang Mai


Leaving Chiang Mai, they took a bus bound for Chiang Khong and the Mekong River border to cross over to Laos. The boat tours which lead from Thailand to Luang Prabang along the Mekong, the 7th longest river in Asia, are very popular among tourists. You can see many villages and farmers along the river who will meet you with a smile. Philip and Catherine also treated themselves to a very special adventure, the Gibbon Experience, where you sleep in the world’s highest tree houses and zip line yourself through the Nam Kan National Park.

“The gardens we overlook from our balcony go all the way to the banks of the Nam Khan River and are full to bursting with butterflies of types you never even knew existed. I am in heaven.” – Catherine

Second Stop: Mekong River


A week later they arrived in Luang Prabang, where they kicked back for Christmas, enjoying the sleepy city to the fullest. Spending Christmas eve drinking cocktails at a bar overlooking the river, going for a dip in the pool on Christmas morning, indulging themselves with delicious ice coffees, they could have not wished for more. Maybe you can get some inspiration on how to spend your next Christmas, escaping the stress and hassle at home – Philip and Catherine show you how its done!

Third Stop: Luang Prabang


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