I arrived at the border having taken the night train from Bangkok to Nong Khai - I had my own sleeping compartment which cost 1170 baht.

I walked across the Thai border into Laos and paid 200 baht for a taxi ride in a pristine 1950’s green Mercedes. I wandered around the city which is very pedestrian friendly and enjoyed the laid back Laos atmosphere. As there is not much to see in Vientiane I only stayed 2 nights but returned for another night when I travelled to Northern Laos and have found that the city is growing on me.


Steve's Big Trip. Ayutthava. Start.Chaing MaiKoh LantaKoh SamuiKoh Yao NoiAngkor TemplesBattambangPhnom PenhSiem ReapSihanoukvilleChampassakLuang PrabangPak BengPakseSavannakhetVang ViengVientianeXeponDisaster. End.