Border stop

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Almost there...
Wow! I had the grandest sleep in days! :) The shuffling of feet along the aisle woke me up and as soon as I opened my eyes, the first thing I saw was the beerlady's face smiling at me. She handed me something, the check for the beers and food last night. Oops, I had completely forgotten that we haven't paid yet so I sorted it out. Haha! A few minutes past 9, the train stopped and all of us thought (including the Westerners) we're already in Nong Khai so we got all busy grabbing our bags but Wayne asked the guy outside and he was told that Nong Khai was still 15 minutes away? Oh no, I think it's 50 because we arrived Nong Khai station at 9:50. LOL!

As we got off, Wayne started looking for a place where he could sort his visa and since I won't need it, I didn't do a research on it (sorry duck!).
Almost empty...
Haha! Luckily, we met these two girls from Denmark (if my memory serves me right, the names are Anna and Audrey) who would also get their visas so we decided to join them from the tuk tuk ride (paid 20 baht each) to the travel agency. While waiting for them, the dizziness was kicking in again and I was feeling so damn uneasy. Wayne got me a bottle of water while I waited for him. System hydration didn't help, I still felt like fainting. So he asked if I was okay and I whispered something in his ear *secret* and it made me laugh a little because it sounded soo silly. But he better get used to me. haha! It was that time of the month. Bloody hell! In its realest sense! Hahaha! "Don't worry, we'll find a toilet." Oh I hope so...:( But yeah, we did find a toilet at the Thai border and I told Wayne to just wait for me while I changed my stained shorts.
Off to Lao border
hahaha! Done. I was already queueing up and I read from the restrictions that playing cards are prohibited in Thailand and I just wished they wouldn't check my bag or I'd be kicked out with two decks in it. hahaha! Everything went smooth so we then took a bus to Lao border costing 15 BATH! Haha. Baht! :P

At the Lao border, I started feeling dizzy again because we haven't eaten anything yet and it's almost 11 now. So as Wayne lined up to out sort his visa, I was off wandering looking for some food. But I didn't find anything I'd like so I just got some chicharon (haha!) and coke. Only had a few bites then threw it out. I had no appetite at all! Wayne was already on the other side of the border when the girl from the travel agency came to me and instructed me to follow the guy in red (the driver of the minivan that would take us to Vientianne) with my boyfriend.  Oh don't worry, we always get that. It's the gazillionth time when people mistake us for being a couple, actually! Haha! When I got to the other side, Wayne had been given two tickets instead of one. hehe :P So I'm free of charge?! Cool! Haha! 2-hour ride to Vientianne wasn't bad on a comfy airconditioned van. :) We didn't have to eat dust on the bus! Yay! :P
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Almost there...
Almost there...
Almost empty...
Almost empty...
Off to Lao border
Off to Lao border
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He could sleep anywhere,how ever,…
Off to Lao border while I was sitt…
Off to Lao border while I was sit…
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