Wartime caves In Laos are not easy to access and their stories are not easy to forget, writes Janie Walker.

I did not leave New Zealand for a holiday in Southeast Asia planning to cry over dropped bombs. I left to have a holiday, relax and come back renewed. But, when you travel with no plans, you end up in some extraordinary landscapes.

None were more incredible than a network of caves in Northeastern Lao where the Pathet Lao plotted their revolution. In the Hua Phan Province they lived in 800 limestone caves for nine years, from 1964 to 1973.

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