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Hello Paul,

November 21st 2015 my husband and I (second time Pandaw travellers), my brother and sister-in-law ( forth time Pandaw travellers) and 6 of our friends embarked on the Pandaw Laos at Chiang Sean. The next 10 days we were looked after, fed and spoilt by your staff, what a great trip, so unspoilt by other tourists, so relaxing, so peaceful, we all loved it.

We are cattle producers in Australia so the rural views especially appealed to us and we appreciated our local guides information when we didn't know what some crops were.

Matthew may have been young and inexperienced in this area but he worked so hard and nothing was a problem. We could not praise him enough.

We are now looking at a trip in Burma, my father was a POW in Chiangi and worked on the Burma Railway and was sent home from Rangoon on liberation of the allies at the end of World War II so we think this is somewhere we would like to visit and how better to see this area than from the luxury of Pandaw. All our friends are keen for more.

Also I must tell you how much we enjoyed the food, your Chefs were amazing, 10 days of different , delicious and the freshest food we could ask for. Incredible from such a small work space.

Look forward to many more memorable holidays aboard Pandaw.

Narelle and Trevor Petith


Response from Pandaw

Dear Narelle and Trevor

Thank you so much for writing to me and I am glad that the Laos expedition went well. I am so glad it all worked out and that you had a relaxing but interesting time. I am glad that Matthew took good care of you all and that food was good.

I was interested to read about your family connection with Burma. Your father must have been through some horrendous experiences. If you liked Laos you will like Burma and I would recommend one of our more remote routings like the Upper Irrawaddy which is similar in feel to Laos. Please make sure to register on our website so you get all the latest information and offers too.

Best wishes for future travels and hope to see you again on one of the Pandaws before too long!

All kind regards,
Paul Strachan

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