Laos is an
almost forgotten country sandwiched between Cambodia and Vietnam.
Vientiane, it's capital, was pretty sleepy back in 1993. Compared
to Saigon, there was hardly any life at all - very, very little
hustle and bustle.
It was great
to see the umbrella carrying monks outside That Luang Pagoda. As
always, the monks are extremely shy and very rarely present an opportunity
to try and converse. However when they do, they're always interested
in listening to Walkmans.
Paul is shown
here with one of the temple carvings. There were very few travelers
in Vientiane when I was there. Most places were pretty deserted.
It did however present a very relaxing environment.