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Vientiane, Laos

November 21st 2011
Once we arrived at the train stop in Nong Khai we were met by a tuk tuk driver who took us to the border to get our departure stamp on our visas. Instead of taking us directly to the border, he first attempted to sell us visas at a travel agency at which point everyone on the tuk tuk insisted he take us to the border. The reason they do this, is to make more money from unassuming tourists. Once ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane

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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