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Photos: Laos, Last Go

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Roight then, here’s a few pics to keep you interested, starting in Vientiane, and working our way down south to Champasak, and onto Don Det.

Go on, eat that. A pic I took during our walk through the huge market where we bought all our food for the cooking class we took. Thankfully, pig wasn’t on the menu.view image

The Vertical Runway. What? As if you wouldn’t build some massive concrete monument with materials donated by the US meant for an airport. Who needs airports anyway? view image

The Concrete Monster. This is the sign that greets visitors when they reach the Vertical Runway. Something lost in the translation, methinks. view image

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Champasak: The Temple of the Frog

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Our main reason for stopping in Champasak was to visit some nearby temple ruins, Wat Phu Champasak, which dated from the Angkor period; meaning it was built sometime between 900 and 1300AD. Yeah, back when Australia was still at least 500 years from being discovered by Europeans.

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Champasak: Give me a V (for visa)

Sunday, January 29th, 2006
The bus stopped, it was 5.30am and still pitch black outside. "Is this Pakse?" I asked Bec, as though she should know. "Not sure. I'll go outside and see what's going on," she replied drowsily, while I tried hard to keep ... [Continue reading this entry]