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Vientiane, Laos

Written on: Sunday December 2nd, 2007

A journal entry from: South-East Asia, 2007

After taking the overnight bus from Pakse, we arrived in Vientiane at 6am, immediately got a great room, and got out exploring the sights in this quiet & clean Capital city of Laos.  The most important national monument in Laos is the "Pha That Luang" or Great Stupa.  We also checked out Laos' own version of the Arch de Triumph -called the Patuxai, and the National Assembly, the Presidential Palace, innumerable Wats & Pagodas, and the zany Xieng Khuan Buddha Park where there are hundreds of concrete buddhas, shivas, etc.in various poses.  We walked a lot, as usual, went out for one very romantic dinner on a private balcony of a little French restaurant overlooking a chic street, and enjoyed beer-Lao and sunsets on the Mekong again and again  Debbie also talked me into going for a Lao massage with her which was very relaxing and helped to relieve all those "walking-aches".

So, once again, a good time was had by one and all, but (gulp!!!) -here it is, December already.  Time is going too fast, and there's so much more we want to do and see.  So, we're cherishing and clinging to every last minute we get to finish this wonderful adventure.

PS -thanks for the comments on this Blog and emails.  Its nice to hear from everyone, and we are looking forward to seeing you at home again (just not too soon).


From Marilyn & Greg on Dec 5th, 2007

Can't you just stay and we'll all come over and join you? We'll teach during the day and drink Beer Laos at night. Enjoy Luang Prabang. Check out the Mouse School. xoxo

From Gail on Dec 5th, 2007

Ah Vientiane-we enjoyed ourselves there and isn't that Buddha park something.Off to Oz tomorrow so will keep in touch from there. So glad all is going well.Love ya, Gail