Vang Vieng: A young backpackers paradise. July 21st 2012 It's been a magical few days here in Laos. Katie, Alyssa, Nate and I departed sleepy Vientiane for the backpackers playground that is Vang Vieng. The journey there alone was notable. The trip takes about 4 hours back bus and we decided that being stuck in a local bus with no air condition for four hours in 100 degree weather didn't sound like much fun. So instead we walked to the bus stati ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng 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
I am just a 22 year old law student from the US studying law and politics in Shanghai for a month before I bum around Southeast Asia for another month. These are the stories of my travels.
Here is a map of my travels to come:
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