One easy way to apply for a Thai tourist visa, for now anyway, is at the Thai Consulate in Vientiane. And so it was that we ended up in Laos this month.
I had been to Laos before in 2013, but that had been in the north near the Chinese border. This trip was to the capital, Vientiane. Laos is a landlocked country. A long strip of land that has borders with Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Knowing this helps to understand why restaurant bills are not only listed in the local kip currency but also in Thai baht, Euros, and US Dollars!
Anyway, enough of the technical stuff. Here are some photos from the trip.
The French have a strong presence here and the architecture reflects that, interspersed with that of the Buddhist temples
Great food – sadly most looked too good to stop for a photo!
But the best of Vientiane is to just watch the normal goings-on of life!
Bye for now….see you soon 🙂