I arrived at the border having taken the night train from Bangkok to Nong Khai - I had my own sleeping compartment which cost 1170 baht.
I walked across the Thai border into Laos and paid 200 baht for a taxi ride in a pristine 1950’s green Mercedes. I wandered around the city which is very pedestrian friendly and enjoyed the laid back Laos atmosphere. As there is not much to see in Vientiane I only stayed 2 nights but returned for another night when I travelled to Northern Laos and have found that the city is growing on me.
Steve's Big Trip. Ayutthava. Start. • Chaing Mai • Koh Lanta • Koh Samui • Koh Yao Noi • Angkor Temples • Battambang • Phnom Penh • Siem Reap • Sihanoukville • Champassak • Luang Prabang • Pak Beng • Pakse • Savannakhet • Vang Vieng • Vientiane • Xepon • Disaster. End.