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Foreground shows a mother and baby near an UXO, back left is the B-52 bomb-canoe
Laos - a country of bombs

January 28th 2012
Our journey from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, was on a sleeping VIP bus. This was a first for us, and generally it was a good experience, but not something I would want to do if I was traveling alone. We left around 8pm for the ten hour journey, which is probably only 200 miles or so. Upon entering the bus we were pleasantly surprised to find the conditions conducive to sleepin ... 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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