Don Chan Palace
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... to the night market which was pretty poor compared to the Thailand markets. We just walked through then found a restaurant and shared a pizza which we got half price as Charlotte found a piece of plastic in one of her slices. Back to the hostel, I watched an episode of game of thrones and went to sleep.
Total Budget - 717,000!
Vietnam Visa - 572,000
Tuk Tuk's - 30,000
Lunch - 25,000
Dinner - ...
... very strange. Upon arrival at our actual hostel, we told the guy what had just happened and he told us that it was a scam and nothing to do with his hostel. Brilliant. He then showed us to our actual room - much more budget - and left us to it. We ventured down into town to buy some water and headed back to our room. JP facetimed home before we went to sleep - we're expecting to meet with Scar, Tor and Rach tomorrow morning! ...
... will take many, many years.
Vientiane is a sleepy, relaxed capital city that is a far cry from its more modern cousin Bangkok. Just comparing the fleet of cars on the road in both countries is very telling. But even simple, pleasant, relaxed, unassuming Vientiane shows more overt signs of prosperity and development than its fellow capital city, Rangoon. Judging by how few pictures we took in Vientiane we must have fallen under its sleepy spell.
... authentic Laos Cuisine. Along the way we met up with a guy who was also from Canada and so he tagged along for the evening. After walking through the dark streets and asking for help from locals, we finally found some food stalls. The food (in particular meat) was already cooked and sitting out. Flies all over it and to be honest, it looked like it had been sitting there for days. This was just asking for food positioning. They had salted fish so we got ...
... the people at Fuji; we'd told them what they were for- they could have said something!! So I had to pay to get more photos done. The guys son got me a shirt to put on because again, I was wearing a vest top and set up a printer. Then he took the photos on a digital camera. Once our applications were completed we got in line for the hour until the consulate to open. I got one of two chairs that were outside but when an old lady joined the queue, I took my chair over ...