March 2010

Here is a Bangkok Post news article regarding music in Vientiane. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I think it will interest anyone interested in Vientiane or Lao music.

Advertisements have an article about the impact of tourism on Laos, and in particular Vang Vieng.

Doesn’t seem like there’s much news to me there. It was the same 3 years ago when I first went to Laos.

I like Vang Vieng a lot. It’s scenery is really nice. There are a lot of “Falang” idiots, but they tend to congregate together. If you just head away from the “tubing” river it can be quite scenic and quiet. In my personal experiences I haven’t seen anyone too badly behaved. It’s definitely a place worth checking out. Hey, even the “tubing” is pretty fun. It’s pretty amusing to see people axe themselves on the giant swings.