Beer Lao, Beer Lao! March 15th 2007 Our minibus from Chiang Mai took us to the border crossing at Chiang Kong in Thailand. This bus journey was the first of many to make us feel very sick due to the winding roads and determined (ie mad) drivers.
Crossing into Laos was quite simple. A quick stamp out of Thailand, followed by a 2 minute ride across the river and a $40 visa and 20 baht 'overtime' fee by the Laos Immigration officials ... read more
Asia » Laos 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
We saved for 3 years and then went Hoff to travel the world. Chris Columbus and Magellan eat your heart out...do you reckon other people will have already discovered the places we are going to? You bet!
Neil, originally from Hartlepool, UK and Donna, originally from the Wirral, UK have known each other for 19 years. We bought a house, got cushy jobs in Nottingham and always had a passion to travel and see what more was out there in the big wide world (sounds corny or what?). The opportunity came when we were both made redundant and given nice r... full info