Wednesday Mar 5
GIS Government News Weekly: Kitsap, Nova Scotia, NSDI Grants
Kitsap County, WA has has a new parcel search application , updating one from 2002.
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Wednesday Mar 5
Vietnam and Laos are neighbors, but strangers
Locals and tourists flock to Ta Hien Street and nearby alleys to commune over Vietnamese draft beer while sitting on small plastic chairs.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
A cracked-open coconut has been tossed into his enclosure and he is alternating chews with muffled growls as the younger bears sidle up.
Laos still dealing with Vietnam War bombs almost 40 years on
Sydney, Australia, 4 March 2014 Children make up almost half of the casualties who are injured or killed each year in Laos, as a result of unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Laos aims higher on tourism
The country's latest forecast of visitors this year is 3.9 million, about 400,000 more than its earlier projection, a tourism official told the Vientiane Times.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The New Nars Matte Multiple Is Like Contouring For Dummies
A busy working woman loves nothing more than a multitasking product, and the Nars Multiples have become a cult favorite for their double-duty lip and cheek capabilities.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Asia News Network
BANGKOK: Rare dolphins may pay price for Laos' damn ambitions
To the many fishing and farming families living on the banks of the Mekong River in Cambodia, the sigh of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin is part of the soundtrack of their lives.
Laos wants teachers, students to boost English, IT skills
The Laotian Ministry of Education and Sports and IIG Education are working together to boost English-language proficiency and information-technology skills among teachers and students to international standards.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Baptists come together despite language barriers
Eboni Graham / Amarillo Globe-News Ha Tran, minister to the Vietnamese group at First Baptist Church Amarillo, gives a sermon during their 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
Traveller's Guide: The Golden Triangle
The compact region where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet offers a heady mix of cultures and landscapes, says Aoife O'Riordain Lush jungle, mist-shrouded mountains, hill-tribe villages and tranquil views of rice paddies mark the Golden Triangle, the point in northern Thailand that converges with Laos and Burma where the Ruak and mighty Mekong rivers ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Stars and Stripes
After unflattering reports, Hagel orders shakeup of MIA accounting agencies
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Hernandez, a explosive ordnance technician, conducts a metal detector sweep as Anthropologist Hedy Justus, with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, excavates a 2x4 meter grid unit in the Savannakhet province, Lao People's Democratic Republic to recover remains of service members missing from the Vietnam War in ... (more)
Wed Feb 19, 2014
People's Daily Online
Lao vice president meets Chinese women's delegation
Vice President of Lao PDR Bounnhang Vorachit met with Vice President of the All-China Women' s Federation Cui Yu in Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Sweet nothings in Nan
Thai tourists chasing an imposing cold front blasting in from China headed north for the New Year not just to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, but also in smaller, though perhaps savvier numbers, to remote Nan province.
Traveling overland: musings from a 24-hour bus ride
Our cramped sleeping bus en route back to Hanoi has come to a full stop, along with other buses that drove from Vientiane, Laos to Central Vietnam provinces.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Illegal Logging Tops Economic Crime In Laos Last Year
Illegal logging topped the list of Lao's fraud or economic-related crimes last year, Vietnam News Agency reported citing state-run daily Vientiane Times as saying.
Best Western in Vientiane is a great place to stay
When in Vientiane , Laos consider staying at the Best Western. The hotel is located on a vibrant street in the heart of old Vientiane and only a short walk to the Mekong River and Night Market.
Thai-Lao bridge service upgrade
The first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge linking Vientiane and Nong Khai will increase services to support the Asean Economic Community next year.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Films a great way of learning about our neighbouring states
NEXT YEAR the Asean Economic Community will become a reality, so it is particularly important for Thais to develop a deeper cultural understanding of their neighbours.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Tourists change transit route to Laos
International tourists may feel concerned about their safety and thereby are changing their transit route to Laos, Soudaphone Khomthavong, deputy director of Luang Prabang Provincial Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, told the daily "We have two flights between Luang Prabang and Hanoi and we also have two flights between Luang Prabang ... (more)
Laotian Mok Pa's on the menu
"Lessons from our instructor at Tamarind Cooking School in Luang Prabang, Laos...the sound of crackling in the background is the charcoal hot pots."