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Jan 26, 2012 - Victimes cachées du Laos

Nous avons profité de la journée d'aujourd'hui pour visiter les principales attractions de la capitale du Laos car nous partons déjà demain soir pour le Vietnam. Les photos ci-jointes vous permettront d'apprécier certaines des splendeurs de la vile, et aussi certaines scènes de rue et portraits. Nous avons été surpris par le modernisme de la ville. Notre journée a cependant été marqué par une visite dans un tout petit site (COPE) et centre des visiteurs qui a été crée pour sensibiliser les gens (surtout les touristes) à une réalité du Laos...

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Jan 25, 2012 - Ventiane capitale du Laos

Nous avons pris l'autobus ce matin en direction de Vientiane, un voyage d'environ 4 heures. Nous avons opté pour un autobus VIP (8$ par personne) et nous attendions à voyager dans un autobus semblable aux autobus Voyageurs de chez-nous (basé sur les descriptions d'autres voyageurs ayant utilisé ce service). Comme la majorité de nos transports, rien n'est aussi simple. Une navette (style boîte de pick-up avec un toit) est venu nous chercher à l'hôtel et a ensuite fait de même jsuqu'à ce qu'il soit plein (littéralement, le dernier passager...

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Jan 27, 2010 - Laos

Wednesday 27th January 2010 Time to leave Thailand and head over the border to Laos. We got up early and caught a tuk-tuk to the bus station to buy tickets for the direct 8.30am bus to Chiang Kong. All went smoothly and they even gave us biscuits and water on the bus which was a novelty – well guess it was a VIP bus! The journey took about 7 hours to Chiang Kong - the area we were passing through is known as the Golden Triangle (because its where the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos all meet) and the scenery was interesting –rice paddies...

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Big trip home!

Jan 2, 2009 - New Year's in Vang Vieng

A New Year - Abe Dec. 26th, we left Luang Prabang after 10 days of enjoying that city. We were headed to Vang Vieng, three days on the bike. Three days and countless mountain passes, okay not "countless", but many. Up and down and up and down we went through some more stunning scenery. I know I say this every time, but this really was the most spectacular mountain scenery yet. Pretty light traffic. Sunny clear days, save for one evening and morning of rain and clouds which moved out in a very timely fashion. A couple cheap guesthouses and a...

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Travelin' Light

Oct 18, 2008 - Vang Vieng

Saturday We arrived in Vang Vieng around noon and the topography is very reminiscent of Yangshuo in China – lumps of mountains jutting out of the earth. But unlike Yangshuo, these mountains are closer together and form a more continuous range. Nevertheless, the effect is quite dramatic. Our hotel is along the river and we are in a lovely little bungalow. The restaurant, open aired, has a wonderful view of the river and mountains. Pauline recommended renting inner tubes and floating down the river as our afternoon's entertainment and so that...

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Mar 8, 2008 - Vang Vieng

We continued our drive through the mountains to Van Vieng which has becomea real backpackers area because it offers lots of action type trips - mt. biking, rafting, tubing, kayaking. We were travelling on a regular bus which had AC but the road was very twisty and I was feeling a bit off by the time we arrived so I just took it easy while Lloyd went biking with another fellow to some waterfalls where they had a swim. We had supper at a restaurant which had regular table and chairs (which we used) as well as low tables for those who wanted...

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