April 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Laos | Leave a comment

After experiencing the tranquility of Luang Prabang, the craziness of Vang Vieng, we visited the capital city. Vientiane is a city on the Mekong so we expected some nice views. Instead we were greeted by construction all along the river bank, not ideal for photography.  When looking round the city you see the french influence in the architecture. you can also see the french influence in the tasty bakeries – it was so exciting to eat a real cookie.

Patuxai – the arc de triomphe of laos

That dam – Black stupa 

Kelly experienced a laos massage and we both had a herbal sauna. the massage was pretty good; it involved a lot of popping and pulling i guess. the sauna was nice – would have been good to have a cool pool to jump into rather than walking outside into the sweltering heat.

we also had a fun bar crawl night after eating laos style on some ground cushions outside by the river. the meal was kind of crap to be honest, but we liked the laos beer and as the night went on met a few funny laos characters. sadly the pics from this night are temporarily lost.


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