life through the lens
I crossed the Thai-Lao border at Chiang Khong, taking a boat across the Mekong to Huay Xai, in October 1999.
2000 Lao Kip
Souped up speedboats motor down the Mekong from Huay Xai to Pakbeng and Luang Prabang
The Mekong river
The riverside village of Pakbeng
Far more character than the speedboat is the slow boat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang - it stops off at several villages and takes on board various animal life
Luang Prabang was the former Lao capital between the 14th and 16th century
The Royal Palace, Luang Prabang
Kuang Si falls near Luang Prabang
Kuang Si falls - picture postcard stuff
Vang Vieng is surrounded by lovely countryside
Crossing the Song river, Vang Vieng
Limestone karst mountains next to the Song river, Vang Vieng
The Great Sacred Stupa, Vientiane
Vientiane's Presidential Palace
Haw Pha Kaew, formerly a royal temple, Vientiane
The weird and wonderful statues of Xieng Khuan, or Buddha Park, 25 kms south of Vientiane
Buddha Park, south of Vientiane
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