After waiting for over an hour on the boat without ever leaving port, our American friends were getting thristy. There were other boats moored up beside us, and after a bunch of gesturing the Americans managed to get the message across that they wanted beer. A short time later... this window opened up and beer popped out!
Lovely, lovely Laos December 2nd 2006 We made it! It was quite the journey (more on that later) but Luang Prabang here in Laos seems to be everything it was said to be, and it had quite a reputation to live up to. It's a lovely town with really nice, french buildings in quite decent shape, and gorgeous woodwork everywhere. Even the most run down building has an ornately carved, wonderfully varnished door and various accents around ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang 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