21.04.2015 - 21.04.2015
Roads in Laos seem to be very windy & bumpy.
We headed from Vang Vieng to Vientiane, only a four hour drive.
Lunched at a place opened up to keep kids off the street, great food if only a bit slow but then we are a group of 30 odd.
Sunnies came on to see the Luang Stupa & the large sleeping Budda
Nearly died climbing the 200 odd steps up the Patuxai (Laos own Arc de Triomphe) it's hot, sticky & half of us had no energy but we did.
Felt a bit school trip like but we visited the COPE centre and learnt about the damage caused by landlines, very interesting however you are only allowed in the visitors centre (they do play a movie for you) but it would have been interesting to see there workshops & things.
Had planned on browsing the markets & observing Thailand on the otherwise of the river but suddenly the wind picked up and they packed up, looks like a storm headed our way. The power has flicked a couple of times, fingers crossed we don't end up in the dark. Tomorrow we head to Cambodia.