Independent

January 2017 – No cars, ATMs or other tourists: Finding paradise on the deserted 4,000 Islands of Laos

“… The place to start isn’t, technically, part of Si Phan Don – an hour south of Pakse airport, pretty little Champasak is the jumping off point for sleepy Don Daeng. Without cars or streetlights, it’s not on the obvious tourist trail, but one of the region’s classiest hotel offerings, La Folie Lodge, is helping put it on the map, with astonishing views across the river to the forest-clad Phou Kao mountains and the Thai border.”