City on the banks of the Mekong River December 23rd 2014 In October 2009 we took the overnight bus from Bangkok to Vientiane, the sleepy capital of Lao PDR, People's Democratic Republic. I was not overly excited as I knew it was a Communist state. However, much to my pleasant surprise I found the country and people to be very agreeable.
On the evening of our departure we went to the office of my usual travel agent to wait for transport to the bus sta ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane 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 am originally from the beautiful land of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma in Southeast Asia. I left my homeland in 1978, and lived/worked in several countries before settling down in Florida, USA in 2011. Although I have been living abroad for so many years, I still consider Myanmar as my real home, and have been back there regularly to visit old friends and relatives. I believe I can classify myself as a citizen of the world. While not competing for most traveled person, I consider myself fortunate to have traveled to 38 different countries so far. Will be quite happy if or when I get ... full info