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Travel Blogs from Vientiane
Hello everyone!! Hope all is well, we have been hearing a lot about the great British weather - hot days and stormy nights! Sounds like the weather is better at home than this side of the world, torrential downpours daily... The joys of travelling during the rainy season, mind you queues are shorter and prices that slight bit cheaper (although Laos has been the most expensive so far). The journey from when we last wrote has taken us on a bumpy / stormy flight from Siem Reap (Cambodia) ...
... Asia. The best bit is the abundance of food stalls that spring up. The choice is huge, the food tasty and very cheap.
On one of the days I jump on a local fast boat and head up the Mekong to Pak Ou caves which is about a two trip up the river. On the way we stop at a local village with the name of Whiskey Village. This is where the local tipple is brewed from fermented rice. It has an alcohol content of about 50% and tastes bloody awful. A lot of the bottles ...
... The route to the airport was bizarre. We got on and off various stretches of motorways and sometimes it felt like we were driving around in circles. It turned out our flight was going to both Luang Prabang and SIem Reap. The flight was pretty uneventful. It was a small plane, with props, and only about 8 people were going to Laos.
Once we were on the ground and got our visas sorted we got a van to our hotel in the main centre. Luang Prabang is more like ...
... I wanted to, but couldn't get up the courage. And these are dishes that our tour leader eats at home with some regularity. I settled for stir fried bean sprouts and crispy pork. Very good!
They really like frying everything here. In the village of our homestay, we had fried banana chips as an appetizer. They are actually really good.
In Vientiane right now, the capital of Laos. Off to Vietnam ...
... The Victory Gate was built using money/ materials donated by the US that was supposed to build a new airport runway. Guess after all that bombing Lao got the last laugh.
Unfortunately the country is still feeling the affects of the secret war. More cluster bombs were dropped on Lao per sqkm during the Indochina (Vietnam) War than any other place in the world and unfortunately the fail rate on most of these bombs were as high as ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center