Day #157: Sop Ruak and Hall of Opium September 5th 2013 Sop Ruak is the point at which the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, all separated by the Mekong river. There is a point at which you can stand and view Laos to the right and Myanmar to the left, and here is the crossing point to Laos for tourists. The official advice is that it is impossible to cross the border to Myanmar this way and so I had already planned to return to Bangkok to fly ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Sop Ruak A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
I have quit my job, said au revoir to my family and friends, taken a deep breath, and set off on the trip of a lifetime: the Trans-Siberian railway.
This blog is a way of keeping myself amused during the long time away and, of course, keeping in touch with aforementioned and much-missed friends and family!... full info