Jan 07, 2009
Vientiane is a quiet, hot, and generally calm place. There are a ton of "french" restaurants trying to pull off the high-end thing. I had a living green worm in my "nicoise" salad. By nicoise they mean lettuce with mayo on top further proving that it's not really woth it to splurge on a facy meal here. We would have left after one day or so but we had to wait for our Viet Nam visas to go through and it was the weekend. The Viet Nam visa as it turns out is an expensive process. We paid 55 bucks to have it done. After another 140 bucks for the plane ticket to Hanoi my budget was feeling pretty tight. There was this cool arch thingy though.