On our way to Laos June 23rd 2006 We left Nong Khai and headed off for the border crossing to Laos over the Friendship Bridge, a bridge that was first proposed in the 1950's and didn't get built till 1994 due to war in Indochina and financed to the tune of Us$30mn from Australia, to help boost the Ozzies reputation in Asia.
As soon as you reach Laos you immidiately notice that the roads deteriorate, the taxi's are a hell of a ... 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
After a few hard years of saving, we eventualy achieved our goal of getting married, leaving our jobs for a year and jetting off on our 12 month honeymoon around the world. This is to be the blog of our journey which will take us through parts of South America, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.... full info