V is for Vientiane

L is for Luang Prabang covered some of our trip to Laos in 2002. On either side of that visit, we stayed in Vientiane, the Lao capital. It’s set on a bend of the Mekong River and, like Luang Prabang, has many old temples.

The other place we stayed in Laos was Vang Vieng, a much smaller place on the Nam Song. As it also begins with V, I’ll include it. We travelled around by (very) small boats and tuk-tuks, and stayed in small bungalows by the river. Lovely!


19 thoughts on “V is for Vientiane

  1. cvail April 25, 2014 / 14:38

    We’re even Anablel. I’ve never really been to Laos, but yes, it is on my list.


  2. Birgit April 25, 2014 / 15:01

    How exotic and dream like. Your pictures are beautiful and love the cart which seems to be your taxi?:)

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    • Anabel Marsh April 25, 2014 / 15:56

      Yes, that’s the tuk tuk – very uncomfortable! But I felt safer in that one on a country track than some of the ones in cities which look lethal.


  3. Calli April 25, 2014 / 16:54

    Those little huts on the water look like a place we’d really enjoy!


    • Anabel Marsh April 25, 2014 / 17:25

      It was a lovely place to stay – apart from the bugs!


  4. Silvia Writes April 25, 2014 / 18:05

    That looks like quite the ride there. I appreciate vacations that take me to completely different places and cultures, radically changing the daily routine. Thank you, Anabel, for sharing these images. Lovely costumes.

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  5. cassam101 April 25, 2014 / 18:07

    The colours are lovely and would love to stay in those huts.


    • Anabel Marsh April 25, 2014 / 18:30

      Quite basic, but comfortable. Lots of mozzies outside by the river though!


  6. Ann April 25, 2014 / 20:46

    I think I’d also like to stay in one of the huts. But, i don’t think I would want to for more than a night or two.

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  7. Donna April 26, 2014 / 13:01

    Such beautiful pictures. You really have visited so many fascinating places.


  8. CrazyGuyinThailand April 28, 2014 / 21:27



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