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Vientiane…Bad journeys and fake legs….

Don’t get us wrong, we actually quite like bus journeys. Having taken over 70 bus trips in the last 7 months one learns how to enjoy the simple pleasures that can be found from a bus seat. Idly staring out a window watching the world trundle past and enjoying the downtime to catch up on some podcasts or a good book usually helps the time pass quickly and rather pleasantly, however this wasn’t the case for the bus trip between Luang Prabang and Vientiane… This was probably the worst bus journey so far…

Offerings at a shrine in Vientiane

Offerings at a shrine in Vientiane

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Celeb spotting in Luang Prabang

The UNESCO world heritage site of Luang Prabang is the top of most tourist itineraries in Laos and with good reason. Shuttered colonial buildings cluster on the banks of the Mekong and without too much imagination you could see the French officials of a hundred years ago sweating in the southeast asian humidity, under spinning ceiling fans sipping coffee. In fact most of the french tourists here are doing exactly the same! The old town is full of falangs (foreigners) but luckily it has been able to keep its beauty and charm…

Market food

Market food

‘How much?’

‘60,000, lucky day lucky day 35,000kip for you.’

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