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Pi Mai Lao

April 11th 2007
Vientiane feels tiny (maybe because it is, at only 200K inhabitants). I've seen it described as a collection of villages, and I think that description is quite fitting. The traffic is light. The skies are blue. People smile when you say "sabaidee". The tuk-tuk drivers recline on hammocks in their vehicles. And finally, you can walk everywhere! This is my kind of capital city. I ended up catchin ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane

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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