So my friend Meghan told me about this show that she was watching and my city was in it! I was surprised because most foreigners don’t bother coming here and there are few tourist attractions. I was so excited that I found it on iTunes and downloaded it. I’m glad I did – they did a great job thoughtfully portraying life here and had an appropriate attitude about the war that happened here. I showed a portion of it to my Lao language tutor and she liked it too and was even more surprised than I was that they came here. Anthony Bourdain’s tour guide in the Phonsavan part owns a beautiful hotel and restaurant here (Auberge de la Plaine des Jarres) and we know him! They picked a great local guide.
You can find it by going to the iTunes Store within iTunes and searching for Anthony Bourdain. This was Vol. 5, Episode 1 “Laos”. It’s $2.