Vientiene & Vang Vieng April 15th 2008 Vientiene & Vang Vieng Feb 08
From Hanoi we got a 24 hour bus to Vientiene, the capital of Laos. The journey was as bad as you would expect a 24 hour bus journey to be. We had heard a lot about beer Laos, so as soon as we had crossed over the Lao border we went into a shop and sampled our first, it is my favourite beer on the trip so far and it made the rest of the journey much more bearable.
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Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng 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