Laos 2006 travel blog

Laos 2006

 
Three weeks in Laos? That was the usual incredulous response to our travel plans. Laos is wedged between Thailand, Burma, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, countries we have already visited. It was like a black hole in our travel experience. So when we found an extensive private tour (www.myanmartravel.net), it seemed like the right thing to do and find out what it is all about. The local tour operator was Laos Youth Travel, youthtra@laotel.com and www.laoyouthtravel.com.
If you are curious or in a similar state of mind, read on and surf to share our experiences vicariously.
The travelogue starts on pg1 with the Feb.7 entry below.
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Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
 
Pakse, Elephant ride excursion
 
 
 
On the road to Savannakhet
 
 
 
 
Three-stupa day
 
10 
 
 
Vientiane
 
 
 
 
Vientiane Temples
 
11 
 
 
Change of plans, drive to Van...
 
 
 
 
Van Vieng
 
12 
 
 
Vientiane to Xien Khouang
 
13 
 
 
Xhieng Khouang - Phonsavanh
 
 
 
 
Plain of Jars
 
 
 
 
Drive to Luang Prabang
 
14 
 
 
Luang Prabang
 
 
 
 
Luang Prabang - the Royal Palace
 
 
 
 
Luang Prabang - Wat Mai
 
 
 
 
More temples: Wat Wisounarat,...
 
 
 
 
Luang Parang - Wat Xieng Thong
 
 
 
 
Luang Parang - Luang Prabang...
 
 
 
 
Luang Prabang - Waterfall
 
 
 
 
Luang Prabang
 
15 
 
 
Second Mekong cruise - Pak Ou...
 
 
 
 
Banks of the Mekong
 
 
 
 
The lodge near Paksong
 
16 
 
 
Cruise to the Thai border,...
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