Vietnam is a country most people have heard of but until recently few have had the opportunity to visit. It was not until the early 1990s that the first intrepid travelers started arriving. Things have come a long way in the past decade and visitors from all over the world are now discovering what a hidden gem of a country Vietnam is. Brilliant green rice fields,
Cambodia is one of eleven countries in South-east Asia. It covers an area of 181,035 sq Km and it shares its borders with Thailand at the West, Laos in the North, Vietnam in the East and the Gulf of Thailand to the South. The Kingdom of Cambodia was formerly known as Kampuchea, Khmer and Preah Reachea Nachuak Kampuchea, which was derived from the Indian language of Sanskrit Kaunbujadesa. Cambodia has a population of fourteen million people, with four cities and twenty provinces.
After years of war and isolation, Southeast Asia's most pristine environment, intact cultures and quite possibly the most chilled-out people on earth mean destination Laos is fast earning cult status among travellers. It is developing quickly but still has much of the tradition that has sadly disappeared elsewhere in the region.