Vansana Vientiane Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVansana Vientiane Hotel
Dirty, full of bugs and slow to respond to requests. Hardly any food available for room service. Breakfast cooked early and left out in the ear and open air - yeuch!
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Stayed at the Vansana Riverside but moved after four days - dirty and full of mosquitos. Went back to the Beau Rivage which is clean, small and friendly, run by Australian called Gordon.
... it offers the chance to receive financial help or expert advice toward quality-made prosthetics rather than the homemade solutions many use unaware of COPE's alternative help. The centre we were at has a museum that has been converted from one of their workshops, sharing information of all the UXO and people's stories through rehabilitation. The most poignant thing to me, was that a high percentage of UXO accidents are down to a lack of education where children will pick up or be in ...
... and the Laos passengers obeyed with no complaints. We were now being packed like sardines. B had enough and started offloading our bags, so we hopped off and went to find another driver, a bit more, but at least he was friendly. Now for a hotel, we originally picked a nice budget one, and the rooms were okay..although we had to venture up 5 flights of steep stairs..we were tired, hot and couldn't be bothered...so we went out to check the place a few doors up. Well ...
... across land borders. Once we got off the bus at 6, we waited literally until 9am until the border officials even looked at our passports. Next step was to walk across the border to the Laos side and pay our way into the country.. Legally of course! This was the easy part.. Then we waited. Until 12:30, when the Laos guys who were on our bus finally for their passports stamped and we were able to get back on the road and continue the next leg of ...
... by bike or by hiring a song-teow.
The countryside is never far away, with rice paddies providing a backdrop to most streets. Culture buffs should make the Laos National Museum their first stop.
When in Laos, do as the Laos do and the slow the pace right down. A common joke is that acronym PDF (Peoples ...