Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Phuket to Shangri-La

Sussing out spots to stay in Luang Prabang in Laos..... I think I'm into colonial style design and architecture at the moment, there is an embracing appeal to this style in the tropics, maybe it's all those old movies?! (Note the phone on the night table.)

I have been wanting to see for an absolute age this beautiful country the French had romantically described as Shangri-La.  All the pictures below are from the very lovely Satri House (loosely translated meaning House of Women).  A beautiful old French colonial mansion, it is owned and operated by women. Furnished lovingly with antiques,  Laos silks and linens the original terracotta and wood floors warm the spare colonial design style and create a welcome for the traveller with unmistakably a woman's touch.

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