Today we arrived in Vientiane the Capitol of Laos and our last stop here before leaving for Cambodia. We had a very quick bit of sightseeing, visiting the Laos version of the arc de triomph and Wat That Luang Stupa where the bones of the Buddha are kept. The best stop was the COPE centre which makes prosthetic limbs for people injured by cluster bombs. During the vietnam war America secretly and illegally bombed Laos to prevent communists in the north reaching th...
Sam & Anth's Indochina Adventure 2012
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BEST DAY EVER! Last night anth had his first water buffalo burger and a shot of lao Lao ( 50%) and survived. This morning we went on elephant trek through the jungle and river, we even go to test drive the beast :) after having pizza for lunch we went to a waterfall, where we swam and jumped in off the rocks. Tomorrow is a very early start to go and feed the monks, then we get on a bus for about 8 hours to vang vieng. Anth and Sam
So we left Thailand yesterday and went by small boat over river/border to load and the stupid visa check in system. We then boarded a long boat and cruised the Mekong river for the rest of the day before docking at pal and and staying in a guest house for the night. The following morning we got back on the boat for another day of chilling out on the mekong before arriving at luang prabang, then we took a cycle tour of the old capital. We are about to go to a loca...