Day 29: The Mysterious Plain of Jars November 12th 2009 Most tourists make the trek to Phonsavan to explore the mysterious Plain of Jars, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Phonsovan region has another claim to fame: it's one of the most bombed areas in the world and is still packed with UXO (unexploded ordinance - bombs). We'll explain in a minute.
Our driver picked us up at 9am and we met Tay at the one and only tourist center in town (the touri ... read more
Asia » Laos » East » Plain of Jars 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
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info