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: July 4th 2006
We have spent the past week and a half in Laos and we’ll apologize in advance that this will be a long blog with lots of pictures!
A Brief History of LaosWe left Thailand and splurged (using Paul’s birthday money) on flights to Laos. We flew Lao Airlines, which is a bit of a sketchy airline, since they don’t publish their safety records and are rumored to land by sight. But w ... read more