Don Det: 4,000 islands of heaven March 23rd 2007 Our escape from Vientiane could not have been faster, as soon as the Cambodian embassy opened at 7.30 am on Monday morning we were waiting on the doorstep. While we were waiting for the visas we searched for the cheapest and quickest way out of this tedious backdrop of boredom and one visa and one short 12 hour bus ride later we arrived in Pakse, the last big town before the Cambodian border.
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Asia » Laos » South » Si Phan Don 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