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After spending a VERY lazy day in Vang Vieng after our day of tubing, we decided to move onto the capitol of Laos--Vientiane. We had dropped off our passports in Vang Vieng to get our Vietnam visas sorted out and were told to pick them up in Vientiane. As someone who has had her passport stolen, I wasn't all that happy about leaving a city without …
Sooooo we got a little minibus which picked us up from where we were and took us to the bus station where we found our bus and got on. There was two levels of beds and if your really unlucky you got to sleep next to a stranger one was supposed to be on the top level whilst the other two were down. This wasn't very fair on the three of us so with some jiggery pockery and some very kind words to a gentleman upstairs with ...
... but, not quite as tasty as the meals we had
eaten in the street restaurants.
Our plane to Hanoi didn’t leave until 3:30 so,
after we packed, we did a little more exploring in our immediate neighborhood
and were surprised at how many temples there were in this four or five block
radius. As we left for the airport, we asked our local tuk tuk driver, who was,
by now, familiar with us, to stop by ...
... of victims. It was interesting and of course horrifying, yet again coming face to face with the monstrosities of the Vietnam war.
Despite not being hungry after so much food earlier, Harry was keen to try Makphet, a charity restaurant. In fairness it was delicious, though I barely made a dent in my 'salad'. Best bit was the lime and hibiscus shake, I'll be trying that one at home!
... coasters out of beads left over from the ball decorations. When I come back to Oz in August I will be looking for small craft projects to take back with me especially ones for Christmas decorations as apparently they sold very well last year. A friend here has taught me how to make a temari ball. It is a Japanese craft and involves making a ball by winding wool then cotton around a small polystyrene ball. This is then decorated by ...
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