2005-02-21_Vientiane - Photos of my first destination in Laos -- the quiet little capitol Vientiane. 2005-02-21 Vientiane Photos of my first destination in Laos -- the quiet little capitol Vientiane.   
2005-02-24_Luang_Prabang - A bit of a tourist trap, but still a beautiful town 5-7 hours north of Vientiane by bus. Had great food, beautiful scenery and conveniences like internet access. 2005-02-24 Luang_Prabang A bit of a tourist trap, but still a beautiful town 5-7 hours north of Vientiane by bus. Had great food, beautiful scenery and conveniences like internet access.   
2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew - A much smaller village 6 - 10 hours north of Luang Prabang by longtail boat.  Most people just rushed through, but I enjoyed it. 2005-02-26 Nong_Kiew A much smaller village 6 - 10 hours north of Luang Prabang by longtail boat. Most people just rushed through, but I enjoyed it.   
2005-03-01_Muang_Ngoi_Neua - An much smaller village with bamboo huts for the villagers and backpackers alike.  It was 1 hour farther north from Nong Kiew. Only electricity came from private generators and there was no phones. 2005-03-01 Muang_Ngoi_Neua An much smaller village with bamboo huts for the villagers and backpackers alike. It was 1 hour farther north from Nong Kiew. Only electricity came from private generators and there was no phones.   
2005-03-04_NW_Laos - My trip through Udomxai and Luang Nam Tha in North West Laos. 2005-03-04 NW_Laos My trip through Udomxai and Luang Nam Tha in North West Laos.   
2005-03-05_Vieng_Puka - The emerging trekking area in western Laos.  Still just a small dirt-road town where just about everyone lives in bamboo huts. 2005-03-05 Vieng_Puka The emerging trekking area in western Laos. Still just a small dirt-road town where just about everyone lives in bamboo huts.   
2005-03-07_Huay_Xai - Larger town (by Laos standards) on the border with Thailand.  Place to catch the boats east to Luang Prabang. 2005-03-07 Huay_Xai Larger town (by Laos standards) on the border with Thailand. Place to catch the boats east to Luang Prabang.   
2005-03-09_Pakbeng - Half way to Luang Prabang is Pakbeng where we spent the night. 2005-03-09 Pakbeng Half way to Luang Prabang is Pakbeng where we spent the night.   
2005-03-11_Luang_Prabang -  Tourist town, but pretty nice nevertheless.  A World Heritage Site and great place to shop for Lao Silk, swim in waterfalls and eat good food! 2005-03-11 Luang_Prabang Tourist town, but pretty nice nevertheless. A World Heritage Site and great place to shop for Lao Silk, swim in waterfalls and eat good food!   
2005-03-12_Vang_Vieng - backpacker's ghetto AKA the "Khaosan Road" of Laos.  But also a pretty beautiful area! 2005-03-12 Vang_Vieng backpacker's ghetto AKA the "Khaosan Road" of Laos. But also a pretty beautiful area!