Saturday, July 28, 2018


Ever since I travelled and wrote blogs about it here on this site, Google has given me a headache with the login. When abroad it never works and I get blocked by Google.  Now that I continue to write from home I do have to go through endless rounds of identifying myself, even though I use the same equipment and network. I have had enough! So, I am now continuing to write my travel blogs on WordPress and on a slightly different domain - 

I will keep the old content from 2012 to mid 2018 on here as an archive, however if you registered to follow this site, take note of the new name and domain. Thanks!

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Back to my favourite Hotel in Vientiane and what a pleasure this stay was! Compared to my first visit, which I posted 4 years ago, the Hotel made huge steps forward in Service!  While 4 years ago you could hardly find someone who speaks English and we had several mishaps with our breakfast order, it all went smoothly this time. The rooms and the hotel still looked pretty much the same, which is not a given for Hotels in SE Asia!!  Some Hotels we revisited had completely changed just in one year. At the Salana everything was just perfect. A great stay and the best decision to book it for our 10 day stay this time! Location still great, Service at it's best, Breakfast was great. Loved the Bar with the balcony at the 4th floor with a nice view over Vientiane. 

So, my updated personal rating looks like this now:

Location 5 of 5
Room Size 5 of 5
WiFi free and working 5 of 5
Breakfast included and yummy 5 of 5
Staff competency and friendliness 5 of 5
Safety box in the room and adequate size 5 of 5
Bathroom functionality 5 of 5
Room design and functionality 5 of 5 
Sounds 5 of 5

Bar on the 4th floor

Bar on the 4th floor