Category Archives: Laos

Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos

With half a day to kill in Vientiane, my son and I decided to take an excursion to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), about 25km out of town. Our hotel quoted a round trip fare by taxi of US$20, including waiting … Continue reading

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One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Vientiane is the visitor centre run by COPE, the Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise. This mini-museum highlights the continuing after-effects of unexploded ordinance (UXO) resulting from America’s ‘secret’ war on Laos during … Continue reading

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Long Weekend in Vientiane

My eldest son and I have just returned from a short break in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. This is the fourth such trip we have made together in recent years, the previous excursions being to Kathmandu, Rangoon and Siem … Continue reading

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