Europe on the Mekong March 5th 2007 The quaint town of Luang Prabang ascends from the banks of the mighty Mekong revealing a unique combination of French and Lao architecture. Upon first arrival, you might think you have just floated down the Seine rather than the Mekong with grand French columns and dining Europeans gracing open terraces. As a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, Luang Prabang's uniqueness is guaranteed preservat ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang 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
Get Lost: SE ASIA 2007
No job. No plans. Just 5 weeks in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
This isn't meant to make you jealous or sad or angry that you are sitting in front of a computer while we float down the Mekong. Mark and I traded in months of free time to work hard toward a goalto travel. It's a choice. That's why we drive one car, so we can afford to see another part of the world. We travel to understand and experience culture. To feel small, scared, excited, humbled, but mostly, free. For that brief moment in time, we shed all responsibilityjobs, furniture, mortgages, commute t... full info