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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
A Cup of Coffee in Hanoi

Hanoi Coffee Culture

Allison Dinh - allison_dinh [5,526]

Be sure to have a cup or three of coffee when in Hanoi...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel
Inside the National Museum court yard.  Visitors are not allowed to photograph the statuary housed inside the building.

Distant Relatives in Flesh and Stone

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

The National Museum seemed like a good place to get our cultural bearings. And it was, meaning it was the first in a long line of the unexpected in Cambodia.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Economy | Travel | People | Photography | Art | War & Conflict | Ancient History
One of the Quay Hotel's many killer breakfasts.  This is a divine combination of banana pancakes, peanut praline sauce and dollop of butter lightly altered mysterious and French ways.

Courteous Chaos on the Streets

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

Cambodia is changing fast. The genteel disregard for traffic rules may not last long. For the moment it is an image of a nation getting things done with insufficient horsepower.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Economy | Culture | Travel | Photography | People
Notre-Dame Cathedral - Saigon, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral In Saigon, Vietnam

Allison Dinh - allison_dinh [5,526]

All you need to know about Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Travel
To Cambodia With Love

Ray Zepp Rides the Rails Norry-Style

To Cambodia With Love - tocambodiawithlove [638]

Norries, as they are called in the Battambang region, are small contraptions for riding on the railroad tracks. Used extensively by locals all along the Cambodian railway line, especially in areas far...

Destinations: Battambang | Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Travel | Adventure
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
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
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