Category Archives: Laos

The Fairer Sex ~ Laos

This photo made me win a contest tonight in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme was “The Fairer Sex“. I wanted to submit this photo as I thought it fit well: An old woman carrying a huge load in the streets to go to work despite her age. She is still strong and determined. I wanted to avoid cliche photos of half naked women or portraits of young smiling girls. This photo was taken in Vientiane, Laos. I was riding a tuk tuk with my girlfriend, talking about random stuff and I noticed to woman walking alone. I barely had time […]

The Fairer Sex - Laos

Patuxai Monument ~ Laos

A few weeks ago, we went to Vientiane in Laos for a visa run and a 6-months tourist visa for Thailand. We stayed in town for 3 days and did not get to visit much. The only monument we got to visit in this dull capital was the Patuxai, also known as the Victory Gate. Patuxai comes from the words Patu meaning “Gate” and Xai meaning “Victory”. It was designed by the architect Mr. Tham Sayasthsena, a Laotian citizen. The gate was built between 1957 and 1968 as a monument dedicated to those fallen during the fight for independence from France. The […]

The victory monument called Patuxai in Vientiane Laos.