Background: Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government, ending a six-century-old monarchy. Initial closer ties to Vietnam and socialization were replaced with a gradual return to private enterprise, a liberalization of foreign investment laws, and the admission into ASEAN in 1997.
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- May 16th 2013 Laos - um paraiso em (des)construcao?
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- March 20th 2013 Hello in Laos is "Sabai dee"
by Words: 346 Photos: 12
- March 19th 2013 Heading North
by Words: 177 Photos: 5
- March 9th 2013 'Zai Jian' (goodbye) to China - 'Sabaidee' (hello) to Laos!
by Words: 1540 Photos: 10
- March 6th 2013 Beer Lao - the beer of the wholehearted people
by Words: 2109 Photos: 63
- February 18th 2013 How to catch a bus in Laos and survive
by Words: 705 Photos: 0
- February 6th 2013 the colour of Laos
by Words: 80 Photos: 28
- February 4th 2013 one night stand
by Words: 421 Photos: 8
- February 2nd 2013 on to Phonsali road
by Words: 1089 Photos: 20
- January 28th 2013 Vieng Phukha
by Words: 535 Photos: 11
- January 28th 2013 the long and lonely road
by Words: 432 Photos: 3
- January 28th 2013 no expectations no dissapointments
by Words: 552 Photos: 6
- January 27th 2013 Week 5-6- Laos
by Words: 2020 Photos: 6
- January 24th 2013 Nalae
by Words: 1325 Photos: 16
- January 23rd 2013 Trekking from Muang Ngoi - Lao Lum, Khmu, and H'mong villages, transforming landscapes, spending a night in the 18th century and rejoicing at the thought of bathing in icy water...
by Words: 1369 Photos: 56
- January 22nd 2013 Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi - a love story in three parts - going up, trekking, and staying longer than we thought...
by Words: 1149 Photos: 40
- January 15th 2013 Luang Nam Tha
by Words: 1643 Photos: 20
- January 14th 2013 tracing footstep - Xiengkok, Muanglong, Muangsing, Namtha
by Words: 1961 Photos: 36
- January 4th 2013 6 Month Blog: A New Year
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- December 24th 2012 Nong Kiau Riverside Resort (Heaven on Earth) and Green Discovery Expidition to Muang Ngoi
by Words: 1658 Photos: 40