A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Luang Prabang is one of Laos top tourist attractions. It’s surrounded by the Mekong and Khan Rivers.
Vientiane is home to some notable monuments, such as Patuxay and Pha That Luang. Patuxay Monument (ປະຕູໄຊ) translates to “Victory Gate.” Pha That Luang (ທາດຫຼວງ) translates to “Great Stupa.”
I want to share with all of you a little snapshot of Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos. During the past couple of weeks, I’ve tried to absorb everything, explore new places, try new foods, and practice my Lao language skills.
If I told you that my very first diplomatic trip: from the United States to Laos that is, would be a smooth transition, I would be lying. In theory, you would think diplomats would embark on any journey without any major obstacles –I was… Continue Reading “My First Diplomatic Trip”