This years holiday. China, Laos and Thailand.! Anybody been to Laos?

Ladies of the Dani tribe in West Papua. - This picture was taken in a compound of the Dani tribe near Wamena in West Papua.
Many people are living in conditions that existed in the stone age. They live in grass huts and cook in the earth using stones heated on a fire. The men go about naked except for a gourd which covers their penis. Outside the compound the ladies dress in a more modern style but the men stick to the old ways despite government moves to change them.
@Colmuc (708)
June 26, 2009 8:50am CST
Hi folks, After a lot of thought and detailed research I have finally completed my plans for my four week Asian holiday in October. I will start in Beijing and at last see the Great Wall. Then on to Laos where I have never been before and have heard very little about it. Anybody been there? Was it nice? Any problems? The final two weeks will be relaxing in Hua Hin in Thailand a country that I have visited several times and really like. Grilled tiger prawns in garlic sauce! Really looking forward to it. I attach a picture from my holiday last year when I spent some time in West Papua. Absolutely beautiful and very interesting. Well worth a visit!
3 responses
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
26 Jun 09
hi colmuc, it is very pleasure to know that you are spending 4 weeks vacation in in Laos,thailand, i have visited Thailand in the year of 1997, i think so many changes takes place in Thailand, but i have not visited Laos and China, if time and money permit me i will visit above two countries also, best of luck
@Colmuc (708)
28 Jun 09
Thanks for your response, yugasini. I have been to China and Thailand several times but never to Laos and am not sure what to expect. Hope that someday you can also see some new countries.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
29 Jun 09
hi colmuc, thanks for the response,
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Good to have money to travel like that. and havent been to any where else but canada and Mexico on this side of teh world have a fun time!
@Colmuc (708)
28 Jun 09
Hi Lakota, I feel I have to travel while I still can. I have never been to Canada or Mexico. Canada is still on my dream list. I would love to see the Rockies and go fishing on a remote lake. Maybe next year! Thanks for your response.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Yup Rockies are a plus to see. I havent been up and down the whole range but have been in alot of them in Colo, Idaho, Monntana, Arizona oand New mexico. Not much big rockies in Texas tho they do go on down into So. America but have different names on the ranges.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
For Laos, I was only at the Vientienne International Airport transitting to Bangkok. I have been to Hua Hin twice too, very much enjoyed relaxing on the beach. Then I went further down south to Phuket. That's another lovely beach resort many tourists love to spend their holidays. If you haven't been there yet, that's one place in Thailand I would suggest.