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Ordnance from a Secret War  
   

Ordnance from a Secret War

Still litters the provinces of northeastern Laos. © L. Birch 2006
Incountry

December 1st 2006
Striking off across rice paddyfields amid stunning limestone karst scenery - unfeasibly shaped mountains with saw-toothed ridges all around us - we revelled in the sense of freedom and drama our new surroundings afforded. We were in Vang Vieng in central Laos and it felt good to be able to wander unrestricted across the fields and not have to worry about landmines. Bombs, Mines and Stone Age Jars ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng

Lao or Laotian Flag 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
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