Vientiane, Laos

Leaving Luang Prabang, we flew south to the capital city of Vientiane.  The city center has wide boulevards and green spaces, a legacy of the French colonial period. The previous photo was taken from the top of this structure, the Patuxay Victory Gate Monument. If you think it looks somewhat like the Arc de Triomphe in … More Vientiane, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

As we enter a new country, we begin as usual with the regional map, courtesy of Google, to get oriented. Laos was our favorite country on this 5-country tour of Souteast Asia.  It was the pleasant and kind nature of the people that we remember the most.  We flew to Luang Prabang, in the mountainous north, to … More Luang Prabang, Laos