Vientiane, Laos November 21st 2011 Once we arrived at the train stop in Nong Khai we were met by a
tuk tuk driver who took us to the border to get our departure stamp on our visas. Instead of taking us directly to the border, he first attempted to sell us visas at a travel agency at which point everyone on the tuk tuk insisted he take us to the border. The reason they do this, is to make more money from unassuming tourists.
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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
This travel blog is intended to be a place where we chronicle our November 2011 through the end of March 2012 journey through Southeast Asia and India. For those who are new to this blog, we would like to share a little about ourselves. Sarah is originally from Minnesota and graduated from Argosy University with an Associates of Applied Science degree focusing on veterinary technology and is currently employed at a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital in Anchorage Alaska. Mike was born and raised in Anchorage and has been a proud member of the IBEW local 1547 for the past 15+ years, and has... full info