30.09.2011 - 01.10.2011 30 °C
We arrived at the Laos boarder around 7am. Met up with a few people on other buses who said they had cockroaches on their sleeper bus crawling everywhere. One guy said he was just quietly watching a film when he saw at the corner of his eye a cockroach crawling across his chest…… yuk yuk yuk! Once we walked for 20 minutes or so across the border and got our nice pretty visa stuck into our passports, back onto the bus it was for a further 6 hours.
We arrived in Vientiane, the capital of Laos later that day. It was a nice town but we were told there wasn’t a great deal amount to do here. We stayed in a night little guesthouse on the riverfront. That night we went walking down the river front which was beautifully lit up with colorful lights and lanterns. They had arcade type games on the side of the road, we played the game where you had to pop balloons with darts. These games stretched across the entire pier. It had a nice fun, friendly feel to it. We ate some delicious food consisting of papaya salad (spicy salad with chilies), yellow curry and some BBQ food yummy! That night we bumped into some people we had met on the bus over to Laos and drank Bia Lao at a local bar ,with a Laos guy singing Oasis, classic! He was actually really good! The next day we jumped onto the next bus up to Vang Vieng in Laos.