Soaking Culture in Golden Vientiane November 28th 2007 With the night train to Bangkok full up, I had little alternative but to spend a bonus day in laid back Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. For a capital, its a fairly easy going place and it was a pretty good stop to rest and recouperate following the mayhem of Vang Vieng.
While enjoying the time away from both other travellers and the accompanying revellry and beer, I sat in an open air resta ... read more
Asia » Laos » South » Bolaven Plateau 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