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Some of the steps to Champasak  
   

Some of the steps to Champasak

Tree roots can do some interesting things.
More wanderings in Lao

April 21st 2009
We took a bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane, the capital of Lao. How strange a capital city! It's just as laid back as the rest of Lao and feels more like a Western suburb than a capital city. It's like Burbank without any high rises (or Jay Leno.) Well, there is one 15 story hotel on the banks of the Mekong but other than that, most everything is a couple of stories high. There's not a ton to ... read more
Asia » Laos

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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