Vientiane - small but nice
The arrival in Laos was smooth, as Swiss people get two weeks in Laos without visa. We resisted to jump into an official Taxi that would have cost us quite a bit and so we walked towards the gate of the airport. Half way out suddenly a Taxi that we refused to take before approached us and asked what we would like to pay. We named the price Fabs and I agreed on before and the guy immediately said yes. In a hurry he put our backpacks into the trunk, hid the Taxi sign from the roof and we drove off. Not really legal but a lot cheaper and maybe the last chance for him to get customers that day, as it was already rather late.
|Beautiful Lao temples
So we moved to the new hotel, to a pretty room, and we were incredibly happy. Staying in a nice hotel helps a lot to enjoy a place. Soon we had a not so nice wake up though. The toilet flushed back, so you had to be very careful not to get a surprise shower from the drains and the noise of some electric installment was incredibly loud during the night.
Friends told us later that you can stay in Vientiane way longer and experience great things if you leave the city for day trips. We haven't seen anything like that, that is why we decided to move on to Vang Vieng very soon already. Leaving the small but pretty capital city with its expensive cars to discover the nature up north. And we were happy with that decision.
|The not so poor side of Lao
More pictures from Vientiane