Arrived in Vientiene earlier than anticipated which is very strange in this country! The prices for accomodation here are double that of the rest of Laos, and the city offers little for tourists. It is more built up with quite a few cars on the roads, more high end hotels and restauraunts and of course a few temples thrown in! My room has a TV which gets BBC news, so know a little more of whats happening in the world now! Seen the presidential palace and a couple of temples, as well as the Vietnam embassy. All set for my trip tomorow over to Hanoi. Read about the history of Laos yesterday and it is the most bombed country in the world which is interesting as not many people have even heard of it! It had the equivalent of one bomb every 8 minutes throughout the day and night between 1964 and 1973 by the Americans.