Entering Laos July 19th 2011 Arrived on the sleeper bus at the Vietnam-Lao border crossing at 05:00 and slept for another while because the border only opens at 07:00. Around 06:45 I saw what looked like a border guard assume his post, so I went to him, and sure enough, he was willing to stamp an exit stamp on my passport, for $1. But of course, one does not get a receipt for this $1 which I believe actually ends up in the bo ... 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
We are Canadians living in Doha, Qatar. N.. was born in Sri Lanka, E.. was born in Poland and W.. was born in Canada.
This summer we were over the map starting in different places. Then we joined together in Zambia, and after a short trip to Chobe NP in the Okowongo delta, we proceeded east via Malawi to Northern Mozambique.
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