Laos is my favorite country in Southeast Asia. Luang Prabang is an absolutely bewitching city, as if New Orleans met Southeast Asia. Of all the countries I've visited in Southeast Asia, this is the one that keeps drawing me back. I can still close my eyes and feel the foggy mornings that would eventually burn off.
Read about my hotel in Luang Prabang, the beautiful Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao.
Read my National Geographic article: The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang