Slow Boat to Luang Prabang — 2 Comments

  1. Jim, your writing is wonderful! Keep it going. If all goes well we'll be in Thailand in a few weeks, hope we can catch up with you and Faye… Matt and family

  2. Laos is not communist at all. The Pathet Lao who conquered Laos in 1975, never introduced a workers democracy. The bureaucratic; Lao People’s Revolutionary Party rules supreme, other political parties are banned.

    Following the path of China and Vietnam, the Stalinist bureaucracy in Laos reintroduced market reforms. Yet Laos remains poor, capitalism did not changed that.

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