Oh My Buddah!
Trip Start Oct 02, 2006
78Trip End May 10, 2007
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Vientiane is quite a nice city. On our first evening we took a stroll around the town up to the monument whose name escapes me now, but its the Laos equivqalent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Its got quite a funny story attached to it... The concrete it is built from was donated by the Americans to build an airport runway
We took a trip out to the Buddha park - about 25km (1hour by bus) outside Vientiaine. It was safely one of the most bizzare places weve ever been to. There are hundreds of concrete buddha and Hindu images, including a HUGE reclining Buddha and a 3 storey Pumpkin filled with all sorts of strangeness... mostly concrete buddhas etc. All a bit weird, but nonetheless a nice peaceful place to go to retreat from the city smog and "traffic".
The bus journey back was a bit interesting... a lady got on the bus with no fewer than 1500 eggs!(Abbs did the maths!) Not the easiest thing to do I can assure you!