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An hidden treasure, free maps of cities of Northern Laos, starting from Vientiane. And also a few things from the other side of the border, in Thailand. A great help for transport, bike tours, detailed city maps,... It can be bought in some locations in the region, as well.
A mountainous and landlocked country of six million, Laos is often portrayed in guidebooks and tourist brochures as a gentle land of stilt houses along the Mekong River, smiling and easygoing rice farmers, Buddhist monks and village silk weavers. But the contrast to these placid images is a Communist party, formally called the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, that crushes anything deemed to be a threat to its monopoly on power... An article form the NY Times, not to forget where you are.
- Just after the church, take right to the bus station. - No, the guy said "along the church, keep straight ahead to the bus station !" - Are you kidding ? The street passing by the church leads to the cemetery. - Absolutely not, my dear ! And, I'm going to prove it to you. Photo : Elliott Erwitt - Pasadena, California, 1963