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Travel Blogs from Vientiane
Today we changed our bus from Chiang Mai to vientiane because we found out that we would have to get our Myanmar visas in Vientiane. After a short but stuffy journey in a people carrier we arrived at the frankly unimpressive town of Vientiane. We went straight to the Myanmar embassy to ...
... a moment, it's been a fairly pleasant late evening here. I have to say - vientiane isn't so bad. I'd heard terrible things, but then again, i've been spending an abnormal amount of time with heavy-drinking, hard-partying youths for the better part of a week. There are beautiful temples in between the high rises, many markets and a huge international food scene; its interesting to see restaurants that have specialties instead of just local or "western".
... confused, we did what we were told and eventually got our passports back with another stamp.
Next, the Thai Embassy. Our driver came inside with us and showed us what to do.
We had to press a button on a machine to get a number for the queue. Our numbers were 305 and 308…they were only on 120 something so we knew we were in for a long wait.
Outside the embassy gates, a man had tried to sell us lower queue numbers, but we declined, ...
... Lee and am really starting to pick things up. He taught me a few words that might be useful going in for a massage. I learned words for ticklish and hurt/pain. However, as she pushed down ******* my back with a force so powerful that even gravity would have a hard time fighting against and I swear almost broke a rib, I literally was at a loss as I couldn't remember if pain in Laos was sep or jep. Now, if I had mistakenly gotten it wrong, ...
... bus overnight. This morning, however, he informed me the sleeping bus was full and I could take a sitting bus. That was fine with me, as I seldom sleep on busses or in cars or on planes anyway. There seems to be a lot of confusion at the bus station. I am told to wait in a seat until time for the bus to load and I will be given a seat number. Just before time for the bus to leave, the agent comes and tells me to follow him. He shows me a sleeping bus. There are no beds ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service