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]
Date: October 16th 2008
If anything will teach me to do a bit of research before going somewhere, Laos would be it.
Getting to LaosBefore coming to South East Asia, I had images of myself lying in a hammock strung up on a boat slowly flowing down the Mekong, with nothing to do but enjoy the passing scenery and a good book, maybe occassionally slapping the odd mosquito away - so when we saw a tour ... read more