From Sawasdee to Sabaydee August 18th 2005 "Call me Fhan and we'll have a FUN time," that's what our Lao tour guide told us when he met us at the immigration checkpoint in Huay Xai.
It was also him who taught us what's "Hello" in Lao. It's Sabaydee (and it's said with a smile).
We completed visa formalities, changed baht to kips and took a tuk-tuk which took us to a port where a slow "tourist" boat (a house boat owned by ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Ban Houayxay 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
I'm a Singapore-based Filipina journalist who just quit my job as a staff reporter in a major financial news agency to fulfill one of my dreams - to backpack around Asia. I'm traveling in hopes that I can devote my time on things that really matter to me: writing, photography, yoga, meditating, learning new languages, meeting new people, finding my own voice, letting go of old baggage, travelling light, being alive. ... full info