Dull and Dusty in Vientiane
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February 20th, 2010 – by: domnicella
I ended up spending two nights, as I arrived Friday evening after the sun had gone down. The ten minutes I spent walking around looking for my guesthouse immediately confirmed the fact that it'd be a short stay. There is NOTHING in Vientiane. And it isn't one of these places where nothing is a good thing; there's no shade or riverside hammocks or chill spaces where one might want to spend a few days perfecting the art of leisure.
Saturday was my only full day in Vientiane, and I spent the day wandering the streets with fellow TBer Francis. We just sort of walked whichever way our whims took us, ultimately getting lost and taking a tuk-tuk back to the tourist area (never a bad way to sample local life). We had a late lunch at a so-so Indian restaurant and then parted ways to mellow out for the afternoon. All in all it was a good day, but one with nothing to show for myself. Seems to be standard operating procedure for Laos.
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