Guess the location (a new game)


#2710

What “significant events of the latter half of the 20th C.” happened in those caves?


#2711

They were home to thousands of Pathet Lao during the Vietnam war


#2712

Second Indochina wars (Secret war, Vietnam). Those caves apparently housed some top ranked Pathet Lao generals etc, who were ultimately successful in securing control of the country. You probably know that the US was unsuccessful in Laos as it was in Vietnam, despite the unprecedented amount of explosives dropped there (still, I believe, the ‘heaviest bombing campaign in history’). When I was there in 2001-2, US military were in that area still looking for their dead, as part of a ‘full accounting’ mission. And never mind that the locals were still clearing land mines everywhere.


#2713

Not just the generals, up to 23,000 civilians.


#2714

Was talking about that particular cave. Don’t think it was quite that big.


#2715


#2716

Kho something?


#2717

No kho


#2718

Lindeman island sure went to seed!


#2719

Fiji?


#2720

Nup, not in the Pacific


#2721

Sri Lanka was my next guess?


#2722

Langkawi?


#2723

Getting closer


#2724

Batu Ferringhi beach area in Penang


#2725

Right country


#2726

Tioman Island, Malaysia?


#2727

Getting very warm


#2728

Just counting down the islands now -
Perhentian Islands


#2729

Looks a little like KK area