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Chillin' on Vat Phou  
   

Chillin' on Vat Phou

Ruins that date back to the 9th and 12th centuries. Supposedly constitutes the origins of the Khmer civilization before the appearance of Angkor Wat.
I'm a Millionaire! I'm Rich! I'm Rich!

July 3rd 2008
While I typically set high goals for myself, I didn't think I would achieve this specific milestone while being an unemployed traveler in Laos. Who am I? Midas? Morgan? Maecenas? Well, actually none of them. The only reason it happened is because I was in Laos AND I was only a millionaire in their currency, the kip. Not so impressive as the exchange rate is about $1 for 8,700 kip so for $11 ... read more
Asia » Laos

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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