February 2017 Special (Vientiane, Laos)

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One easy way to apply for a Thai tourist visa, for now anyway, is at the Thai Consulate in Vientiane. And so it was that we ended up in Laos this month.

I had been to Laos before in 2013, but that had been in the north near the Chinese border. This trip was to the capital, Vientiane. Laos is a land locked country. A strange elongated strip of land which has borders with Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Knowing this helps to understand why restaurant bills are not only listed in the local kip currency, but also Thai baht, Euros and US Dollars!

Anyway, enough of the technical stuff. Here are some photos from the trip.

  

 

The French have a strong presence here and the architecture reflects that, interspersed with that of the Buddhist temples

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

Great food – sadly most looked too good to stop for a photo!

But the best of Vientiane is to just watch the normal goings on of life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

Bye for now….see you soon 🙂

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