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Vientiane International Airport

Chilling out in Vientiane

Malcolm Teasdale - englshguy [335]

Laos is a country that has had a history of turmoil which today is facing the challenges of promoting tourism while preserving its culture under a socialist government.

Destinations: Vientiane
Topics: Travel
Front cover for Warrior Odyssey

Book review: Warrior Odyssey - Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set off on a quest around Asia, researching and discovering lesser-known and rare martial arts along the way? Read about the experiences of Antonio Graceffo in his latest book, Warrior Odyssey.

Destinations: Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Martial Arts | Culture | People | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Temple at Luang Prabang

North Loas, still without a hurry

Chang Noi - changnoi1 [634]

After 1 week in the south of Laos we left Don Khong with our big open pickup truck to Pakse to take there the VIP night bus to Vientiane. The roads again were very good and the bus did stop one...

Destinations: Pakxe | Vientiane | Laos | Luang Prabang | Plain of Jars
Topics: Travel
Book cover for Antonio Graceffo's upcoming book, Warrior Odyssey.

A Warrior's Odyssey - Interview with Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Antonio Graceffo's eagerly anticipated new book, Warrior Odyssey, covers the beginning of his trek throughout Asia. Commencing from 2001, his quest for adventure has developed into a journey of...

Destinations: Malaysia | Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Literature | Traditions | Culture | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History

Laos, country without a hurry

Chang Noi - changnoi1 [634]

For me it was more as 7 years ago that I was for the last time in the country of the thousand elephants, the visa-runs to Vientiane not included. For who has never been in Laos first a small...

Destinations: Laos
Topics: Travel | Nature | Ancient History
The rapids on the Nam Khan River were a little more challenging than I thought

Kayaking Adventure

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Kayaking down the Nam Khan River near Luang Prabang in Laos...

Destinations: Vientiane | Luang Prabang | Laos | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Adventure | 20th Century History | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | People | Beaches & Resorts | Agriculture | Sports | Nature
Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
Phu Yao Bridge, one of the many elics of the Vietnam War, is a tourist attraction for travellers keen on discovering the legacy of Vietnam's war history.

Re-visiting war grounds carries on brotherhood legacy

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

A former soldier of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) speaks of his war experience and re-integration to visitors intrigued by Vietnam's past.

Destinations: Malaysia | Shan State | Vietnam | Korea, S | Mekong River | Cambodia | China | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Culture | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture
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