Buddhism, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Wat Simuang and the Guardian of the City

We didn't get to visit Wat Simuang the first time we were in Laos due to our short stay in Vientiane, and when we returned the second time, it fell on December 2, 2008, which was a Lao National Day, and many Lao local worshipers were there to worship. There are many varieties of flowers… Continue reading Wat Simuang and the Guardian of the City

Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Patuxay Monument Vientiane’s Own Arc de Triomphe

I finally get to visit Patuxay on November 10, 2008, the day before we visited Boun That Luang, my dad and I took the local bus from Paksan into Vientiane for a day, it was our first time being on a local bus by ourselves in Laos and it cost 25,000 kips ($2.95) per person,… Continue reading Patuxay Monument Vientiane’s Own Arc de Triomphe

Laos, Laos Trip, Travel, Wildlife

What Lies Behind This Curvy Road?

I’ve traveled along curvy roads before, but nothing like Highway 13 along Vang Vieng towards Luang Prabang, just the name tells you something and the many dangerous sharp curves made me even more nervous.  We would be traveling for hours, but didn’t get very far, just from this mountain to the next, as the road… Continue reading What Lies Behind This Curvy Road?