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Travel Tips : Travel warning for some parts in Laos
Travel advice for Laos by the US embassy in Vientiane. Due to reports of violence in the marked areas one should be careful (or restrict) traveling in these area's (see map). This is a current and new advice as of July 2016.
What violence ? Well in the past 6 - 12 months there have been a few reports of violence, mainly against Chinese people.
We did ride from Khon Kaen to Mukdahan along the Mekong River. After we checked in at River Front Hotel we took a shower and made a small walking tour in Mukdahan. First we did walk along the riverside with the IndoChina Market. As it was weekend it was full with Thai tourists. I actually do not understand the fun of it, because it are all the same things you can buy on many markets and some things even in BigC. And maybe cheaper! For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports.
After the riverside we walked in direction of the "Tower of Mukdahan". This is a view-point tower with a museum of the local area. Walking along this road we passed "River City Hotel" that at first looks like a brand new (high-rise) hotel. But at a closer look it seems more a newly renovated hotel. A beautiful modern lobby and not so expensive at 750 Thai baht for the standard room (lower building) and 950 Thai baht for the Deluxe room in the higher-rise building. Rooms look OK b…
I am just back from a great weekend at Dan Sai to watch the famous Phi Ta Khon festival in Dan Sai. This time (2012) it was held from Friday 22 June until Sunday 24 June with the boiling point at Saturday 23 June. There are many Thai people coming from the local area but also many Thai from Chiang Mai or Bangkok. And even quite a few Western tourists come all the way to watch the big parade on Saturday. And not only for the festival, but Dan Sai is located in a beautiful mountain area of Loei province. I did go a few times to this festival, see my other postings at Festivals in Dan Sai.
A collage of photos I made while traveling in Thailand in the past years. From a express boat in the klongs of Bangkok and Khmer ruins in North-East Thailand to Pattaya bay and the Ancient Salt Pits in Nan - North Thailand.
What an amazing beautiful & peaceful sunset at this small lake (reservoir) just west of Phetchabun city. In the afternoon people come here to sit, eat & drink with their friends. Or go fishing ..... and drinking.