The language barrier was a bit more evident in Laos. We initially asked this lovely young Laotian woman to take our picture in front of Vientiane's Peace Gong, but she thought we wanted to take a picture of her and her friend in front of the gong. We compromised and had her friend take a picture of the three of us!!!
Post #15. The Rehumanization Tour: Phase 3 - On the Road Again... February 21st 2010 Believe it or not, the 20-hour sleeper bus from Hanoi to Vientiane, Laos was not a wretchedly horrible experience! The bus was clean, warm, and quiet (after they stopped blaring Asian pop Karaoke). We started our journey in Hanoi at 5:30 pm on a Thursday afternoon. In true Vietnamese style, we were shuffled from bus to bus and from one waiting area to another for the next 2.5 hours, so we didnā ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane 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