Once you get through security (a few locals staring at you as you tramp down the hill to passport control), and have had your passport stamped by the bloke who wants to savour each stamping because it'll be so long until the next - you find yourself on a beach with kids and dogs frolicking in the river. Laos faces you 50m across the river. There's less formality at this border than crossing from Scotland to England.
Ghost Nation April 4th 2007 Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
“There’s something strange in you’re neighbourhood,
There’s something weird and it don’t look good,
Who you gonna call?”
Those of you whose answer to this question was “Social Services - I keep them on speed dial” should consider moving neighbourhood because the answer is of course, “Ghostbusters!”
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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
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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