Photos of Laos taken by  Bradford Duplisea
October 2006

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Leaving Chiang Khong, Northern Thailand, on an 8-hour trip
by small boat on my way to Luang Prabang via the magestic Mekong River





Pit stop for food and gas along our way to Luang Prabang from Chiang Khong
via the magestic Mekong River (I was in a boat similar to those in the photo). Laos










Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





The Captain stops to buy a fresh fish for supper, Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





The Captain stops to buy a fresh fish for supper, Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





The fisher-woman, proud of her beautiful catch, Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Mekong River trip to Luang Prabang, Laos





Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos





Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos





Talat Dala Market, Luang Prabang, Laos





Talat Dala Luang Prabang, Laos





Talat Dala, Luang Prabang, Laos





Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos





Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos





Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos





Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Monk shielding himself from the hot sun, Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Happy, singing kids I encountered on my way to Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





Luang Prabang, Laos





View of Luang Prabang from the summit of Mount Phu Si, Luang Prabang, Laos





Interesting shrine, Wat Chom Si, summit of Mount Phu Si, Luang Prabang, Laos





Interesting shrine, Wat Chom Si, summit of Mount Phu Si, Luang Prabang, Laos





Wat Pa Huak, base of Mount Pu Si, Luang Prabang, Laos





Abondoned antique Shell gas pump, Luang Prabang, Laos





The awesome Maly Lao Food restaurant, where, after they get you started,
you cook your own meal. Delicous. Luang Prabang, Laos





The awesome Maly Lao Food restaurant, where, after they get you started,
you cook your own meal. Delicous. Luang Prabang, Laos





Maly Lao Food restaurant, Luang Prabang, Laos





5:00am in the morning, waiting for my bus at the bus stop. Girl is selling delicous sticky, sweet rice (previously steamed)
treat in a bamboo shoot. Peel and eat - yummmm!. Luang Prabang, Laos





Bus trip to Vang Vieng, Laos





Bus trip to Vang Vieng, Laos





Bus trip to Vang Vieng, Laos





Bus trip to Vang Vieng, Laos





A look outside my window on my early morning bus trip to Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos, as seen from my greathouse room balcony





Having one of the GREATEST meals, Laap Sin (beef salad), of my life while enjoying Brett Dakin's great book "Another Quiet American" at Nokeo restaurant, in beautiful Vang Vieng, Laos! Thanks for the great tip Lonely Planet.





Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos, as seen from my great greathouse (Vang Vieng Orchid) room balcony





Vang Vieng, Laos, as seen from my great greathouse (Vang Vieng Orchid) room balcony





Vang Vieng, Laos, as seen from my great greathouse (Vang Vieng Orchid) room balcony





Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Tubing in the Nam Song (river), Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos





Enjoying Spicy Green Papaya Salad with friends, Vang Vieng, Laos





Vang Vieng, Laos





Kids taking a break from fishing to strike some cool poses! Vang Vieng, Laos





My guesthouse (Vang Vieng Orchid) and cool little bridge. Vang Vieng, Laos





Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





Buddha, Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





Buddha, Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





The great golden Pha That Luang under a bright sky, Vientiane, Laos.





Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos





Vientiane, Laos.





Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, a large monument reminisent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is also known as the 'vertical runway' as it was constructed with U.S.-purchased cement that was supposed to be used for an airport runway, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Silhouette of Patuxai, a large monument reminisent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is also known as the 'vertical runway' as it was constructed with U.S.-purchased cement that was supposed to be used for an airport runway, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos.





Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos..





Vientiane, Laos.





Beer Lao, riverside (Mekong River), Vientiane, Laos.





Delicious Food at the very popular riverside (Mekonk River), Vientiane, Laos.





Delicious Food, Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Delicious Food, Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Delicious Food, Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Riverside, Vientiane, Laos.





Vientiane, Laos.





Vientiane, Laos.





Fortune Teller, Vientiane, Laos.





Intersting items for sale, sidewalk market, Vientiane, Laos.





Intersting items for sale, sidewalk market, Vientiane, Laos.





Bannana Seller, Vientiane, Laos.





Bannana Seller, Vientiane, Laos





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