This was our stopover port halfway through the trip. The town only had electricity until 10 PM, and we wandered through the dark streets, heads craned back, watching the brightest stars we had seen since home.
Slow Boat Down the Mekong November 27th 2008 Here's some photos from our two day voyage down the Mekong River from the Thai/Lao border at Huay Xai to Luong Prabang! Our boat was a rollicking, overcrowded vessel full of good-natured partiers. There was a young Dane playing Johnny Cash favorites to drunken applause, people perched on rice bags, car seats, and cushions, and amazing scenes of untouched jungle. We made some friends on this boat t ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Ban Houayxay 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