Travel Blogs from Nong Khai
... t wait to leave! But I was in for a thoroughly rough ride down to south Laos on an overnight sleeper bus. I really wanted to see Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) and thought I may as well continue on my overland-circle route anyway. Flying would have been really nice but it just wasn't in my budget. So as soon as I could keep food down I checked out of my hotel and started the long journey south, most of which was spent in ...
... seen more of Laos then the rating may be different but it is still ok to be last in this esteemed group of countries and I doubt by the end of our trip that it will still be in last position.
No. COUNTRY DAYS
1 CAMBODIA 20 DAYS
2 MALAYSIA 28 DAYS
3 VIETNAM 30 DAYS
4 SINGAPORE 05 DAYS
5 LAOS 05 DAYS
... on a diet of fake cheese squares pretty much since leaving home I at this point fell truly, madly, deeply in love with Loas. Wow I am easily pleased these days. Joma Bakery certainly didn’t disappoint and it became my second home after a day or two. That magic question “Cheddar or Edam?” made me go weak at the knees every time, heh heh.
One last stop on the way back to our hotel we visited That Dam, also known as the Black Stupa. ...
... tuk tuk with a random Laos man who we think was just coming along for the ride. He spoke no English despite James trying to make a new friend and despite him being ill-there's no stopping him!!
We realised we were probably over our weight limit in the back of the tuk tuk when a guy on a bicycle overtook us part way through our journey. It would have been quicker to walk! But random man seemed to be enjoying the ride so ...
... of Vientiane, picked a hostel from the book and then realised the bus handily dropped us off around 10 feet to said Hostel. Battled with the pleasant but communicatively challenged owners to get the room we wanted, put our stuff down, and went off to find an ATM and Breakfast. The ATM was simple enough, there getting easier the more you travel, but the money is rather confusing, I took out 980,000 kip (we were all conscious of not getting out 1,000,000 ...