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One Foot in Laos by Dervla Murphy
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One Foot in Laos

by Dervla Murphy

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This is both a traveller's story and a discussion of the impact of the appalling US bombing of Laos and recent sometimes misguided efforts at modernisation. Thought-provoking but rather grim and depressing. ( )
  janglen | Mar 21, 2011 |
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Dervla Murphy had planned to trek through the high mountains of Laos, far from the country's few motor roads, but she soon encountered complications. In Laos, however, the people compensated for all that went wrong. Murphy presents her glimpse of a unique culture in this account of her journey.… (more)

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