Down the Mekong May 26th 2008 Hello everyone!
We're now in Vietnam but realised we haven't written anything about Laos yet so thought we'd better fill you all in. It started with the trip down the Mekong from Thailand into Laos. We set off from Chiang Mai in Thailand on the 13th May (Sarah thought this was unlucky but she was glad we weren't on the boat on this day!) by bus to Chiang Kong - very uneventful but lovely scen ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane 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
We're on a round the world trip starting in Nepal, travelling through Part of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Then Sarah is spending 2 weeks in Borneo and Phil is going on to NZ for 6 weeks. All in all we're away for around 6 months.... full info