Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is delightfully small and filled with charm. This is where France meets Asia. The small streets are lined with international restaurants, little boutiques with chic souvenirs, and tuk tuks. Baguettes are seen at every market and the buildings are decidedly European.

The relaxed atmosphere and tastes of home make this an ideal place to kick back and plan your adventures into Laos.

We stopped here for one night and loved walking through the small downtown. We stopped for cafe au lait and tea at a French bakery, where I tried to decipher La Monde, the French newspaper. We ate delicious Italian food and drank fancy cocktails near a huge glittering fountain. Then the next day, we got on an old tumbledown bus and made our way to Vang Vieng.

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