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... Tuk Tuk driver snoozing in a hammock he had set up in the back of his vehicle and once he was awake we were soon on our way back into the city centre.
Tonight was to be our farewell dinner with Nat our tour guide as he would not be accompanying us to Vietnam. He had booked a table at a slightly posher restaurant called Kualao, which had entertainment (traditional music and dancing) on a stage off to one side. It was a nice atmosphere and ...
... 50% proof whiskey). Each member of the family then tied a cotton bracelet around each of our wrists. We are to keep these on for 3 days to bring us luck.
Back to the hotel for a swim followed by dinner down at a restaurant by the Mekong River. Today is our last day in Laos and one of the couples in our tour will be leaving us as they fly to Southern Laos to complete their tour itinerary while we fly with the other couple to Phnom Penh to continue our itinerary.
... I want to ride my bicycle” by queen.
We found a gym and had good intentions called Sangdara Fitness. It was a well equipped western style modern gym. It had an amazing outdoor pool also. We bought an energy drink and tried getting pumped up to do a workout but then reconsidered and just relaxed by the pool the rest of the day.
The city smelt badly everywhere, personally I didn’t like the city ...
... laid back Laos for relaxation and reflection on the 7 months we have been away from home. That's all we can say about Laos really, it's a lovely country from what we have saw, there are some beautiful temples, interesting museums, tasty food and pleasant people but above all it's laid back atmospheric charm alongside the long Mekong River is what sets it apart from the rest. Now for a 12-16 hour train journey back to Bangkok for the West side of ...
... to themselves or talking to me). That's not to say I don't like Laos; I loved Luang Prabang. I'd like to say Vientiane is charming, but it isn't, so I won't.
Our tiny guesthouse is dangerously close to three things: The highest-rated Laotian restaurant on TripAdvisor, the highest-rated French restaurant, and the night market. Which sells purses. For about 20% less than Luang Prabang's market. I don't have to tell you how this evening is gonna roll. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSamsenthai Hotel Vientiane
okay hotel, did the job
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