Laos

The Most Heavily Bombed Country in the World

It may come as a surprise to you, as it did to us, that Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world per capita. The Vietnam War, which also affected Laos and Cambodia, may have ended in 1973, but for many people, the impact of war is far from over.

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A Date with a Mouse in Laos

“Do you like pussy?” asked the 17-year-old student at the English conversation class. I'm not often lost for words, but I didn't feel our chat had got off to the best of starts. “The temple, Phu Si – do you like Phu Si?” Ah, so that's how you pronounce it. It was going to be an interesting night.

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