Karina: We love Laos .... 'Same Same Only Different' - this is a commonly used phrase out here. Today we had a wonderful drive (over 7 hrs including a couple of stops) with our delightful driver Thong (not to be confused with Phong, our guide in Hanoi or Dong - the Vietnamese currency). We drove through lovely mountain scenery and numerous villages of the Mhong hill people. Such lovely hard working people living in difficult conditions is quite humbling. ...
Gap Year Express
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Writing this from my phone (Andrew) because the net is so expensive here. Arrived early morning Vientiane and spent the day sightseeing, ending with watching the sunset over the Mekong River having drinks on a terrace. Another capital city and we are just about citied out and looking forward to some travel across country. V is not as manic as Bangkok or Hanoi but there again where could be. Hotel is Laos's Fawlty Towers with a tall French lady as Basil and Qcin a...