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This is part of 30 days Indochina backpack trip. Click here to read the rests.
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Douang Deuane Guesthouse, Vientiane Laos. 12:31am.
There’s nothing much to do here in Vientiane, to be honest. Even sight seeing options are limited.
Nicholas texted me, “hey you must go Buddha Park”.
Any advice from the travel guru – Bing listens.
For your information, my dear friend Nicholas has been travelling every weekend since 2004… he travelled every single AirAsia route.
To me, that is godly.
Going Buddha Park by Tuk tuk
Not having a single idea how Buddha Park looks like, we charge to that place first thing in the morning.
“SABAIDEE Mr Tuk tuk! How much to Buddha park?” We asked.
“200,000kip! Standard ply! (price)”
“…… zomok lin so expensive.” (200,000 kip is around USD$25)
“Since we have nothing to do, and this is trip of our lifetime. Let’s go lah!”
VRROOOOM off we go.
The amazing Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)
Located 20km+ from city
Whoa. Wasn’t expecting this place to be so nice.
Nicholas is right!
There are sooooo many buddha statues here (hence, Buddha Park). It is located far far far away from city, takes around 35 minutes of full speed tuk tuk to reach there.
When I grow up, I want to visit Linkin Park. Heheheheheheh.
Photos from Buddha Park:
This dude in photo (white arrow) reminds me of a friend who always play guitar during the class.
Open your mouth, “aaahhhh….”
Credits goes to Shannon for the photo. I took lots of my stupid pictures of my own that I think it’s inappropriate for this blog post.
Pha That Luang (The Great Stupa)
Located 4km North East from city.
We straight go to another place called The Great Stupa.
Took at few photos then leave liao. Supposedly there’s an entrance to this place but when we stand at the entrance and have a peek inside, we decided 5,000kip is not worth the entrance fee.
Plus, we will need to stand far away in order to take these awesome photos.
These 2 places often appear in Lao’s post card, in case you don’t know.
- Buddha Park (particularly the sleeping buddha)
- Pha That Luang (the golden stupa)
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Hang out at True Coffee Cafe
Our day trip ends at 4pm and we are unable to stay inside our room. We were baking our laundry inside the room so it’s incredibly humid and hot.
Our room is hotter than sauna, no kidding.
We decided to find a cold and comfortable place to spend the rest of our afternoon.
I stayed at True Coffee cafe for the remaining afternoon to get some work done – also wrote a blog post.
Until 6:30pm, we go China town to hunt for food.
China Town at Vientiane
…… fuck, there’s not many stalls here. Lonely Planet guide tipu us!
Not too sure if we can call this China town because there’s only a few restaurant that serves foreign cuisines. So disappointing… thought can find yummy food here.
After scouting, we decided to choose our favourite meal:
Ramen for dinner (again)
Yep. Ramen again!
My tonkatsu ramen is made from miso soup. Disappointing! I am Japanese you know?!
Side story: Many people has been asking where I am from, I answer “Japan”. Why? Just because I can. #booyah
However my appetite wasn’t that good also la… diarrhea struck again (after stopping medication) and today I’m having the worst diarrhea ever.
If I can use DOTA to describe the frequency of me hitting toilet, it will be “mm-m-m-m-m-monster kill”
You don’t know Dota? nevermind you can skip this part, it’s not important, lol.
Going toilet is my full-time activity
After ramen, I immediately feel the “rush” in my stomach again.
Luckily this evening we have no place to go. Although the tuk-tuk driver from earlier offered to bring us go “see young lady”, we kindly… skipped his offer, due to my diarrhea.
Tonight if my stomach is 100% healthy, I might be blogging a whole new story. Woooo!
Ah well, tonight, my stomach wins.
Where am I now?
Where am I heading next?
Chiang Mai, Thailand (Arriving 23th July)