Travel Blogs from Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Chill out in Viangchan, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Chill out in Viangchan

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... in one of the more mid-range options and feck the cost. Still less than 20 a night and worth it in the end. Vientiane is a very relaxing city. Doesn’t really feel like a capital at all. Small enough to walk around, relatively clean (nothing on ...

Motorbikes, santa and plans for NYE, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Motorbikes, santa and plans for NYE

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... bed...i could even stretch out as much as i wanted and we hugged up and slept as the bus headed north to the capital city of Vientiane. We arrived at 6:00 am on Christmas morning, and as has become a bit of a routine i opted to stay with the bags ...

Don Det to Vientiane - feeling very chilled out, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det to Vientiane - feeling very chilled out

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... a newt. It was very interesting though. And random. At the park we did get our first sight of Thailand though as Vientiane is literally across the river from Thailand. We saw Friendship Pass bridge and customs to cross it. Very exciting to know ...

Laos, Buses and Vientiane, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos, Buses and Vientiane

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... and wildlife volunteering, sorry! So another day another bus and this was another record topper for bad. When booking the bus to Laos (Lao depending on where you look) we decided to pay the extra $5 for the better bus (as it's a 22 hour journey). We ...

You Lazy Laos, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

You Lazy Laos

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... "S" to the end and it stuck. It is still not the correct name of this country as you can see from its complete title, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. I knew that we could get one at the border at immigration but the woman I was with didn't have a photo ...

Vientiane Again, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vientiane Again

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Vientiane 19 - 21 ...

A really bad week, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A really bad week

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... me my own room for the next day. I spent the rest of the night just getting settled in, walking around and saw a bit of Vientiane. It was a really charming city and I enjoyed it. I had some Indian for dinner and then went back for an early nights sleep ...

Here a bhudda there a bhudda, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Here a bhudda there a bhudda

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Hey there, We ended up not staying the night in Pakse because the only buses we could get to Vientiene were night buses and we really didn't want to spend another full day there because it's not that interesting. This was a pain because we'd already ...

A City In Asia With No Car Horns, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A City In Asia With No Car Horns

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... to say, we climbed into the first taxi available and made our way to town (that's another 2 dollars out the window!). Vientiane was a very pleasant surprise. It has to be one of the smaller Asian capitals, but nonetheless the French design of wide ...

The Road to Hell!, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Road to Hell!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... is based on the Champs Elysee with its own Arc de Triumphe at the top. We found a cheap internet place and checked our emails. Vientiane has been the only place worth logging on as it is a lot cheaper and faster than elsewhere in Laos. We stayed on ...

Aah, the sweet smell of sewerage, Vientianne, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Aah, the sweet smell of sewerage

A travel blog entry by zee

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... stopped when we started laughing really hard. This was also our first contact with a local, and we discovered a great deal about Lao people from our hour speaking with him. We learnt that the people want peace so much that the politicians have started to ...

From Mao to Lao, Nam Ou, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

From Mao to Lao

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... Phousy Hill were other highlights... oh and Indian curry and other street market food! We got the express bus (10 hours) to Vientiane (the capital) and the road between LP and Vang Vieng was stupendous a bit like Guilin. Vientaine is more like a ...

Vientiane, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vientiane

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... a small group is around 15-30 people! Then there was Vang Vieng and I don't need to start on that one again. Now Vientiane, a city, the Capital. A city that isn't without its own charms but at the same time doesn't over inspire you, by the end of ...

Quick stop off....., Vietienne, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Quick stop off.....

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... !!! To quote the lonely planet 'it's the most important national monument of Laos' We finished the day perfectly with a fantastic Lao meal which (a) involved us cooking it ourselves on a bed of red hot coals (b) was cheap and (c) extremely tasty and ...

Brief stop in Vientiane, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Brief stop in Vientiane

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... earn approx $1 a day). We get our flight with Lao Airlines first thing which stops first at Pakse in the south of Lao and then Vientiane. We were toing and froing about whether to spend time in Vientiane but the flight we got gives us about 3/4 ...

Stuck In A Moment You Cant Get Out Of....Illness, Vientienne, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Stuck In A Moment You Cant Get Out Of....Illness

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... "are the only ones who drop you in town, and are far more comfortable!" Vientienne is a bit more busy than the rest of Lao - they have traffic lights (at least one) and everything! The weather is very sunny and hot - a bit different from Vang Vieng ...

sba̖ai-di̖i, khwp ja̖i & Shk dii, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

sba̖ai-di̖i, khwp ja̖i & Shk dii

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... night.  Perhaps Louang Prabang spoiled it for us, as its such a beautiful quaint little place with stunning architecture whilst Vientiane just seemed like just another SE Asian city, albeit with a few less tuk tuks and mopeds but that was offset by ...

Vicious Vientiane (Weather-Wise), Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vicious Vientiane (Weather-Wise)

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Bright sunshine and warm weather greeted us on arrival in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR.  We obtained our visas at the airport and verified our research by paying US$42 each, the highest price for any nation's citizens who enter this country. ...

Monk a polooza, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Monk a polooza

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... go BeerLao tubing we laid in hammocks drinking BeerLao. Ah yes, the trials and tribulations of international travel. Then on to Vientiane, the capital city. This was possibly the best trip we have made between cities since we left home, as our ...

The City, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The City

A travel blog entry by dane

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... are trying to replace decaying grandeur with tasteful modernity, and it seems to be working.  I have impeccable timing.  So Vientiane, like many cities I visit, should be quite nice in 6 months.  There's not much to do in ...

Lazy Days in Laos, Vientienne, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lazy Days in Laos

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... everything we've done. First up - our three weeks in Laos. We didn't start off so well. First, both the Cambodian and Lao border guards demanded bribes (albeit small ones) as we moved from one country to the next. Then the Lao border guard attempted ...

Zen and the art of Motorcycle ignorance., Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Zen and the art of Motorcycle ignorance.

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... we had communicated chicken and pork via embarrsing sign language and clucking and grunting noises did we discover the owner not only spoke Lao (which is a really difficult language to get to grips with as it is all tonal) he also spoke French! It would ...

Day 68, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 68

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... out now so I packed my bags and left some money to cover my share of the room. I'd read about a little architectural walking tour of Vientiane so I thought if there was anything I was going to do here at all then this would be it. It was only 9am but the ...

Celebrating Buddhist style..., Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Celebrating Buddhist style...

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... more about what goes on. We drink some whiskey and spend most of the evening excitedly discussing shooting a documentary on this Vientiane 'underworld' - supposedly the sleepiest capital city in the world - but we feel there is a lot more to see.  ...

Ride to the Capital, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Ride to the Capital

A travel blog entry by dane

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... more expensive than Thailand.  Food, rooms, tuk-tuks, buses and boats are all expensive.  So we took a local bus to Vientiane.  The road was straighter than any other we had been on in Laos and the ride was fine.  We rolled into town ...

Vientiane, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vientiane

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... along the riverfront and having (more) Beer Lao, this time in at some kind of outdoor French party.   We left Vientiane the following morning on the VIP bus, a strangely uncomfortable experience. The bus was full of other tourists, all exactly ...

Secret Laos -  with the Imaginative Traveller, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Secret Laos - with the Imaginative Traveller

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... do but lie back and get sunburnt, interspersed with brief moments of mad panic as we hit the rapids. C... We are now in Vientiane, the capital of Laos and it is certainly a lot livelier, and a bit of a shock to be amongst traffic again other ...

Chapter 38: Metro Laos, Vang Vieng / Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Chapter 38: Metro Laos

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... the Arc de Triomphe. Except that it's filled with junky souvenir shops and only offers a look out over the nonexistent Vientiane skyline. Monday started similarly to Sunday, but instead of spilling coffee I dropped our toilet paper roll in the ...

NORTH THAILAND AND LAO, North Thailand and Lao, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

NORTH THAILAND AND LAO

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... connoisseur. Unlike it's neighbour in Thailand it receives relatively few tourists which means you can really get in touch with the Lao people and culture. We're certainly glad that we've come here before the tourist hordes inevitably add it to their ...

Madame Sassypants in the Capitol, Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Madame Sassypants in the Capitol

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... with other travel-weary, pleasure-seeking hedonists. Sometimes you just need to indulge a little bit as I decided to do here in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Over a cup of herbal tea, I joked with the large and friendly Lao manager woman of the ...

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