Leeches, Jungles and Adrenaline August 7th 2011 My love/hate relationship with travel planning finally came to a head about a week and a half ago when it became clear that perhaps a little forethought might be necessary in order to ensure that A) I didn't miss out anything that I really wanted to do and B) I didn't find myself halfway across the continent the night before I was due to fly home.
Atop the to-do list was a jungle trek ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Huay Xai 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