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Vang Vieng - Land of Caves and Don't Forget to Have a Sandwich

August 21st 2013
The backpacker community has invaded Laos, and their headquarters is Vang Vieng: their sheer numbers by far surpassed what we’d seen in Don Det, as did their audacity in showing skin despite Laotian signs requesting that they respect cultural norms by being modestly dressed. Many Laotians unfortunately feel that their presence - which brings with it copious use of drink and other substances, and ... read more
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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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