Thailand Laos Holiday
The Farang visit south-east Asia.
Everything was organised by Gecko Travel. We chose their Northern Laos & the Golden Triangle tour - all we had to do is pay and turn up. (Gecko Travel. are now All Points East.)
Who is "we"? Laura, Andrew and myself, Nick.
Andrew and I took a ridiculous amount of photos,
(Let's use those 8GB memory cards!)
I'm using also using
Flickr. (Accessing images on a home server in the UK from Laos is a bit
Big Brother Mouse is a Lao-based business publishing books that make it fun for kids to learn to read.
I visited them in Luang Prabang and made a modest donation to sponsor a book
party and mini-library.
They create and adapt their own stories so that the books are really of interest to the kids who will read them. There aren't that many books in Laos targeted for children in the Lao language.
If you're interested in more information about the
tireless work this organization does, visit their web site
host on average 4 books parties a week.
Peter, a friend from our Gecko tour, kept a dairy.
"Oh" - I said, plying him with beer - "I'll have that".
I did, and here it is.
Richard, another friend from our Gecko tour, took some photos.
Tim, another friend from our Gecko tour, took some photos.
Here's a flash version of the
and Don'ts" that's usually lurking in Laos hotel rooms.
We visited in April. We were promised a riverside sunset treat on the river Mekong at Vientiane.
(We didn't. The sun disappeared behind buildings. I should have put money on it.)
The sun sets over the river between September and
March, as depicted in this
Here's a map of the route we took.
Yes - I've made return trips.