If Canada is America’s hat, then Laos is Thailand’s beret. Similar but with a lot more French. To occupy my time between meals, I hit the local sites. In the evenings I browsed the Night Market. There’s a mix between tourists and locals and the stalls sell souvenirs and clothes, jewelry, and cell phone accessories. Between the night market and the Mekong river is the statue … Continue reading Vientiane: More than a Visa Run
Since I live in the middle of Thailand, getting to Vientiane is a bit of a trek. Luckily, some of my colleagues were going halfway there, so I could tag along. We rode our scooters 45 minutes to nearby Lom Sak, then took the 5 hour bus to Khon Kaen. The colleagues were spending the weekend in town, so I hung out with them for … Continue reading On the way to Vientiane
Vientiane boasts a variety of fare I haven’t seen in a while, on top of their local cuisine. They are well known for their French cuisine, but really have a food court of options. As any good traveler would, I tried to partake in as many experiences as possible. Lao Sandwich on a Baguette at Mixok Cafe. One of my favorite places to people watch on … Continue reading Vientiane: Food!