Had an unexpected bonus week off of work recently, so Amani and I set off on an adventure to Laos for a few days. Managed to bag return tickets from Muscat to Bangkok with Emirates on one of their A380s for only about A$430. Bargain! A nice ride on this big beast and relatively spacious too.
From Bangkok we flew to Udon Thani with Air Asia and then by taxi to the Thailand-Laos Friendship bridge at Nong Khai, public bus over the bridge and then tuk-tuk the 20 odd kilometres to downtown Vientiane.
We enjoyed the trip, but would have done so even more if it hadn’t rained so much.
While in Laos I got to try the local beer: Beer-Lao. The verdict? It’s very good :-)