Travel Blogs from Vientiane
After a long tiring trip back to Kuala Lumpur, where I spend one night I am off to Laos Peoples Democratic Republic. (PDR which I have been told really means Please Don;t Rush). I am looking forward to this trip as it is good to be on the road again and I have been told that it is still one of the few countries in Asia that is not over run with tourists. When I pass through customs none of the immigration guys are convinced that I'm the same person as my passport photo. I ...
After partying soo hard in VV (my last blog) we just needed to get out quick and recover. I had no plans to stay in Vientiane 4 nights but we did.
We landed the best hostel we stayed in so far. With two double beds, private shower and bath, balcony, swimming pool, free breakfast and plasma TV with movie and sports channels. Considering it is now the world cup that's a huge bonus.
I spent three of the four ...
... out at a time. It’s hardly anything when you take into consideration the $12ish worth of fees that our bank tacks on at home. We decided to visit a bank and withdraw money there in order to save ourselves some of the fees.
It took us a little while to find a bank (wandering around in the midday sun), and then when we found it was closed for a lunch break so we had to sit outside until they opened at 1:30. Once the bank opened we found out that the ...
... and read "Green curry with soup"! So, when Jason pointed to different "green curries with soup" on the menu to try to figure out the difference, the waitress interpreted it as ordering both. Jason had two massive meals and needless to say, felt extremely and uncomfortably full afterwards.
Around the area of the Mekong and the riverside restaurants, fitness seems to be the main attraction in the evenings. There are ...
... flight to Vientiane, it felt so strange being back on a plane after all the trains and buses! The airport was a lot nicer than expected, all the girls had a bit of a soppy moment and sprayed their mums perfume in the duty free, I went excessive and now stink of the stuff! The flight was quick and once we landed we all instantly loved Laos, it just seems so much more laid back.. There's actually cars on the roads instead of annoying little peds, finally no more ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center