Vientiane (Wen Chan) meaning moon along river
Trip Start Aug 30, 2007
68Trip End Sep 30, 2008
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The up side is we found a lovely cafe round the corner called Full Moon: tasty Pad Thai noodles, banana smoothies, happy hour, french fries, Lao specials. We started to relax!
We were craving Thailand by now but decided to stay another night as the hotel was nice and included free Internet and breakfast which were rarities
Meanwhile the Presidential Palace was very well funded from where we were standing outside.
We retreated to Joma bakery for a coffee which is full of expats...where do they all come from and what do they do here? We hardly saw any foreigners beyond this place and the Full Moon cafe! In the afternoon we took a tuk-tuk 3 km out to That Luang, the Laos national symbol...big gold stupa inside a walled garden...and absolutely no one around...quite a sight from afar.
Well, Vientiane didn't really make an impression on us...and there are more homeless people here which makes us sad. Saturday, we head to the bus station for the 'Friendship' bus over the border to Nong Khai in Thailand.