I previously mentioned Vientiane in my 3 travel secrets post, but have yet to give this fascinating city it’s own space. It is the capital and biggest city of Laos. It is also easy to get to from Thailand, just a train and bus from Bangkok will get you there (or back).

Design based on the Arc de Triomphe in France

Design based on the Arc de Triomphe in France

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3 Travel Secrets

December 4, 2009 · 14 comments

I recently got messages from Shannon at AlittleAdrift and JoAnna at Kaleidoscopic Wandering about a Tripbase (from Katie) idea of sharing travel secrets to the world.

So here are mine, from my experience of travelling this year: Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


Could you COPE?

June 25, 2009 · 2 comments

Laos map with known bombing data

Laos map with known bombing data

Laos is the most bombed country in the world, mostly due to the USA heavy attacks during the Vietnam war when the Vietnamese moved into Laos in an attempt to hide.

The map to the left shows (as a red dot) every bomb attack on Laos.

One of the weapons of choice was the cluster bomb, which detonates a large bomb mid air and sprays a lot of small bombs (also known as bombies or bomlets) on the ground below causing massive devastation. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →