32. Colonial Crumblings and Sacred Forests January 27th 2008 (P)
Our bus from Tha Khek to Savannakhet had 2 motorbikes on its roof and was full to bursting. I have to admit it wasn't the most comfortable journey we've made, consisting of 5 hours on a plastic stool in the aisle with no backrest. But the locals don't even think twice about travelling like this (we noticed most buses were second-hand from South Korea and Japan, with the adverts still on!). Old ... 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
Paula - Here we are fulfilling a long-held dream of travelling the planet. Through our travelblog have fun joining us along the way!
Nick - these are a couple of quotations that I picked up along the way:
"In German, there is a word, Kunstlerschuld, which means "artist's guilt", the emotion a painter feels over his frivolity in a world in which people work in a rut that makes them gloomy. Perhaps there is also a sort of traveler's guilt, from being self-contained, s... full info