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The Mekong is the world’s twelfth longest river at around 4,350 km (2,703 miles) in length. It starts its course in the mountains of Tibet and runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before emptying into the South China Sea in southern Vietnam. Unfortunately the fate of the great river is in constant jeopardy […]
I travelled to the capital of Laos with Hamish by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. As we crossed the border we traversed the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River. The train actually terminated at Thanaleng, whose station had only opened eleven months prior to our visit. After getting the entry visa […]
We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane at a place called Thanaleng. From there it is a 20km tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!
The mighty Mekong has its source in the Tibetan Plateau in China and flows through China’s Yunnan Province and onto Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before reaching the South China Sea in Southern Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world at around 4,350 km and is the lifeblood for millions of South […]
It is Mother’s Day in the UK today, so here are some pictures from my travels in honour of mothers everywhere. And not forgetting granny…….
Beautiful ladies of Laos at work & play.
I have to admit to the fact that this is a postcard, but I think it encapsulates perfectly the friendly spirit that I encountered in Laos…… These images are mine however……