Laos, 2007

view of Luang Prabang from the nearby hills

View of Luang Prabang from the nearby hills

 

Mural in an old temple, oddly enough featuring sharks consuming human beings

Mural in an old temple outside Luang Prabang,  oddly enough featuring sharks consuming human beings

 

The alluring beauty of the simplest things in Asia

 

Main intersection of Vientienne - it's changed since then!

Main intersection of Vientiane – it’s changed since then!

 

My hotel room in Vientienne wasn't the most expensive place around....

My hotel room in Vientiane wasn’t the most expensive place around….

 

Temple in Vientiane

 

 

 

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars in the mountains in the east of Laos

 

Souvenirs from the years of bombing by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

 

How these 2000 year old jars survived the years of bombing is a mystery

How these 2000 year old jars survived the years of bombing is a mystery

 

 

On the local bus heading towards the border of Vietnam – the photos below are of some of the places we stopped at on the way, this in what was then one of the most isolated areas of South East Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next blog, ‘South India’:

https://serioustravelimages.com/2015/08/08/south-india/

 

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