Day 2 – Vientiane 🇱🇦

Flew into Vientiane the capital of Laos today, a very quick one hour flight from Bangkok  which felt like nothing compared to all of our recent travelling.

Arriving mid afternoon we got driven to our hotel – Vientiane Golden Sun which was very lovely. We had planned to chill by the pool but instead decided to go out for a walk to explore the city.

We both much prefer here to Bangkok, just a lot smaller and less busy and dirty.  You can pretty much walk through the whole of city centre to get to all the landmarks.

We got first sight of the mighty Mekong just as the sun was setting which was really beautiful. We had a stroll through the park and the promenade which stretches along the river bank.

After heading back to the hotel for a quick freshen up of bug spray we headed out for dinner at a restaurant where the portions were huuuge. Feeling full we went for a stroll along the night market which has hundreds of stalls selling strange things like pikachu dresses and knock off Nike trainers. We didn’t buy but instead sat outside for our first Beer Lao watching the locals play at popping balloons with darts to win pikachu teddies.

Shame we’re only here for 2 days as we really liked it… but off to catch our bus upriver  to Vang Vieng