What do you have in mind when you think about Laos?…
To be honest, I had nothing in my mind about this country before I visited it. Well, I had no expectations, and I was not disappointed!
This small country, located between Thailand and Vietnam, is poorest than its neighbours, and is full of surprises. After 19 hours by bus from Vietnam, I arrived in Muang Khua, from where I took a small boat to Phongsaly.
The river from Muang Khua to Phongsaly.
My Chinses friend Willy Wang wrote a poem I illustrated. I like the way he drew the calligraphy.
Luang Prabang, the ancient capitol.
Colorful tuk-tuk in the streets of Luang Prabang.
In Phonsavan, I discovered the plain of jars, ans as well the wonderful countryside of Laos.
Plain of jars, site 1.
There are 3 different sites to see the jars.
Plain of jars, sites 2 and 3.
The view from my guesthouse in Vang Vieng.
Vientiane, the capitol of Laos.
The Buddha park, near from Vientiane.
French architecture in Tha Khek.
From Tha Khek, I rent a motorbike and did “the Loop”, a 4-days trip, with Jan and Freddie. Of course, we had troubles with the bikes, and some difficult moments because of the rainy season. But we had as well so much fun!
When I was drawing the sketch above, a Lao man came to me, sat and we talked together. He was a farmer in Kong Lo village, and spoke really good french! He gave me some Lao Lao to drink (Happy water and wrote the name of the place in Lao on my sketchbook.
Tad Lo is a small village, lost in the countryside of Pakse, south of Laos. Let me introduce you Po, in his hammock.
Old tractor, Tad Lo.
Don Det, south of Laos, the 4000 islands. Good place to relax…
Bus station of Si Phôn don.