Best and Worst Things about Visiting Laos

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Laos

While Laos was not directly at war with the USA during the Vietnam War, it was a haven for Viet Cong and hence suffered bombing until peace was announced in 1975. Subsequently, this landlocked country in South East Asia has recovered and become an attractive tourist destination. It remains poor ...

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Thailand

 Best and Worst Things about Visiting Thailand

Thailand has a proud record of never having been under the control of a colonial master. Formerly known as Siam, it was brought to the screen in the middle of the last century in the hit film of Rodgers and Hammerstein, ‘’The King and I’’ starring Yul Brynner and Deborah ...

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Cambodia

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Cambodia

Even though the Vietnam War ended, the problems within South East Asia were not over for a few more years. The regime of Pol Pot and the Kymer Rouge lasted just a few years. It caused untold damage to Vietnam’s neighbour, Cambodia, and even today, it is can be upsetting ...

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Myanmar

Best and Worst Things about Visiting Myanmar

Until fairly recently, Myanmar was not on the tourist trail. It had a repressive regime and its borders were effectively closed. Not that anyone was too bothered about that. Certainly, it contained many wonderful sites that were well-known. Myanmar was formerly called Burma and was a British colony so it ...

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