Laos: Three towns, a field of jars and 4000 islands July 21st 2006 Vientiane
Next time you walk into the local branch of your bank, take a moment to count how many cash machines there are in it. More than one? Congratulations, you are in the presence of more ATM's than there are in the whole of Laos.
Vientiane, the country's capital, is the location of this unique money withdrawal machine. The word capital usually conjures up images of skyscra ... read more
Asia » Laos 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
Let's face it, travel diaries are boooring! No-one cares that you spent 59 hours balanced on top of a train holding onto the goat you hired, or that you had to wake up at 2am in order to trek up the local hill with your 15-year-old tour guide Chang. Sad but it's true.
Well my friends, this diary is different. You see Eleni found a treasure map in her attic. It talks of a mysterious magical Golden Carrot, the ultimate vegetable-based prize! Legend has it that the owner of this Carrot becomes inundated with offers of full-time employment, and so we are giving up the traditional method of job ... full info