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Morning in the mountains above an Akha village  

Morning in the mountains above an Akha village

Trekking in Phongsali

December 16th 2006
On the first morning of my trek I met my guide, Sook, at my hotel for breakfast. He was a good guy, very earnest, and just passable in English. More importantly, he was trilingual in Lao, Punoi, and Laosang, which would cover most of the areas in which we would be trekking. He also had a most irritating habit of laughing if he didn’t understand me and laughing again whenever I rephrased the q ... read more
Asia » Laos » North » Phongsali

Lao or Laotian Flag 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 Pathe... ... read more
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Tot: 0.251s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 21; qc: 90; dbt: 0.0692s; 90; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.7mb