I hate d Laos — with a strong emphasis on the ending of that brief sentence. Almost two years on, I was scrolling through my photos of Laos and I really failed to find evidence of what I hated so much. Maybe I had just made a mistake. One of my favourite bars in Asia, Utopia bar.
Laos itinerary - Laos Forum
Laos itinerary - Laos Forum - Tripadvisor
Just beyond Muang Kham, a town in northeast Laos, there is a cave in the side of a limestone hill. On 24th November , the pilot of a US fighter jet fired a missile into the mouth of the cave where men, women and children were sheltering from the hail of bombs that were daily raining down on their country. It is a deep cave, but the explosion sucked the oxygen out of the air and there were no survivors. Many of the dead were found sitting upright in rows with their eyes bulging. At the time the US did not acknowledge that it was at war in Laos—it would be another two years before Congress discovered what was going on—and news of the tragedy remains more or less unknown to the outside world to this day.
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My slow boat journey to Luang Prabang can definitely be described as being less than amazing. So when we finally arrived in town, I was mentally and physically drained and I had decided I wanted to spend the next few days in an extremely fancy hotel. I needed to rest and recover and there was no way I was going to be able to do so in a 10 bed dorm room. With this in mind, my friends and I made our first mistake when we stepped onto dry land and immediately decided to go with the first tout who met us off the boat.