Si Phan Don (Darrell} December 16th 2008 Although translated as "4000 Islands", only a few of islands that split this part of the mighty Mekong are actually inhabited. We had originally decided on the quieter of the populated islands, Don Det, as our chosen destination, but had to change our plans when we found that it would require chartering a boat ourselves. Instead we headed for neighbouring Don Khon.
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Asia » Laos » South » Si Phan Don 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
Two South African graduates with itchy feet and very little money, we take to the East in search of beautiful views, wierd food and a backpack full of memories. This is the story of the highs, lows and the day-to-day journey.
After completing a year-and-a-half of teaching Inglish in South Korea and a beautiful ceremony on a wine farm during a holiday back in SA, we're now MARRIED and have even bought property together (our awesome tent-for-2!). Now that we're Kimchied-up we took the long road home to SA, including 4 months of backpacking around SE Asia.
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