Trekking in Phongsali December 16th 2006 On the first morning of my trek I met my guide, Sook, at my hotel for breakfast. He was a good guy, very earnest, and just passable in English. More importantly, he was trilingual in Lao, Punoi, and Laosang, which would cover most of the areas in which we would be trekking. He also had a most irritating habit of laughing if he didn’t understand me and laughing again whenever I rephrased the q ... read more
Asia » Laos » North » Phongsali 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
This page details the travels of Peter Keusgen as he meanders aimlessly through Nepal, India, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Laos includes Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Phrabang, Kong Lo, Nong Kiew, Muang Noi, Rowing down the Nam Ou, Phonsovan and Plain of Jars, the 4000 Islands, and Trekking in Phongsaly.
Thailand has Songkran on Koh San Road, Samui, and diving in the Similans.
Myanmar includes Yangon, Mandalay, Pyin U Lwin, the Irrawaddy River, Bagan, and Inle Lake.
Malaysia includes KL, Georgetown and ... full info