My Brother in-laws and his friend (in blue polo shirt). (posted by 黃有為)
We flew from Saigon to Vientiane via Phnom Penn arrived after dark. A land locked country with only 7 million people. My brother in-laws' class mate (moved back to Laos from Aust.) picked us up from the airport with his dual-cab ute. The kids were thrilled as they could ride among the luggages! (legally) Vientiane is a small and compact city, most of the attractions around the city are within walking or a short tu-tu/taxi ride. Our tour including accommodation was booked through my Bro in-laws friend including cars for 2 days (not really neccessary). The hotel was right at city centre. He is really well connected that make a world of difference to our trip. We stayed in Vientiane for 2 nights then flew north to Luang Prabang for another 3 nights before going to Dong Hoi via Ha Noi (overnight at Ha Noi).