The Lao People's Democratic Republic June 18th 2012 We arrive after an epic 37 hour journey into Luang Prabang. This is one of the largest cities in Loas, but a population of around 50,000 puts it on a par with Stroud, as most of the 6.5 million population is comprised of small hill tribes. We rented bicycles for the day to explore what is a very quiet and relaxed place, and in the evening we crossed the Mekong river on a rackety bamboo bridge le ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng 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
Time until I go home!
We've only been planning this trip for about 4 years, so nice to be finally heading off!
Jeppy has quit his job after really starting to climb the scrap metal promotion ladder, lets hope he can repay off the loan and not convince me to spend all the money we have left by October on world cup final tickets.
I've just finished my degree (2:1 for those that didn't know) and after a summer of work I'm definitely ready to relax in the setting of Christchurch, New Zealand come September 5th.
This will be the site of our blo... full info