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Thailand and Laos Travel Blog...an epilogue

January 31st 2020
HE SAID... In this short trip we travelled through two Southeast Asian countries. We spent six days in Thailand (travelling northwards from Bangkok to Chiang Khong), and then ten days in Laos (travelling southeast from Huay Xai to Vientiane). We usually try to contain our travel adventures to a single country, as it allows us to get to know the place – the food, the people, the political ... read more
Asia » Laos

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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3rd January 2021

On borders
You mentioned that you want to live in a world without borders. We have visited a place which is the total opposite of that - Baarle Hertog/Baarle Nassau. It is a small village in Belgium/Netherlands where borders have totally gone wild. There are country borders inside the village which has led to neighbors living in different countries and one set of laws applying to businesses on one side of a street and another set of laws has to be followed by businesses on the other side of the same street. It is bizarre situation really and we absolutely loved to visit that place. /Ake
3rd January 2021

Re: On borders
Hi Ake. That would be a fascinating village to explore! We have two towns separated by a river on the border between two Australian States - even though technically in different States, it operated as one big town for everyday life... until the State border closed last year when one of the States was it by a second wave of covid and was in lockdown. It created chaos for the residents. Shows how arbitrary borders can be! :)

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