I’m Going “Back” To Laos (Cambodia and Vietnam) For Six Weeks…
Above Photo: Sunrise over Luang Prabang, Laos
It’s only now I can relax, as we head off to Bangkok in a couple of hours on the start of our six week trip around Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
I have added a map showing our route – blue is heading north, red is heading south.
By tomorrow morning we’ll be in Vientiane, Laos, after which we head north to the wonderful city of Luang Prabang for a few days, and also check out that whole area of Laos.
We’ll then head back to Vientiane, and down to Savannakhet for a few days, and after that it’s over to the Laos-Vietnam border and right down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the tri-border region and Attapeu, made slightly infamous by appearing in my novel BACK.
We’ll cross into Cambodia (assuming Thailand and Cambodia aren’t at war by then) in the tri-border region, and head down the Sihanouk Trail, where Jim Bolen was going in on his SOG missions not too long ago, and then cut into Vietnam for a few days in Saigon (still-called by some readers, Ho Chi Minh City to the rest).
After that, We’ll head to Phnom Penh, maybe to the Cambodian coast for a few days, then up to Siem Reap for another mind-boggling visit to the temples of Angkor Wat, and finally back to Thailand.
I’m knackered even just writing all that, let alone travelling it – but the trip should be a lot of fun, and I will keep in touch with emails and this website whenever I can while I’m away.
Our new film, M.I.A. A Greater Evil. Set in the jungles of Laos and Vietnam, the film deals with the possible fate of US servicemen left behind after the US pulled out of the Vietnam War.
See the trailer for our new film, M.I.A. A Greater Evil.
For POWs left behind in Laos, see also:
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