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Vientiane to Bangkok

Vientiane to Bangkok

The visa run is the bane of all expats staying in Thailand for an extended period. The days of being on overstay are long gone, with the recent crackdown by Thai immigration. Good guys in, bad guys out, and all that – of course I’m a good guy 🙂 As the time had come to renew my visa, I once again had to make the trip to Savanakhet, Laos. I decided to drag the wife along, as promised, and make a small trip of it, so she could see the sites of the Laos capital, Vientiane. Le Hôtel de Horreur…

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane, Laos

Caught a bargain airfare with AirAsia, just THB 1800 return. Cheaper than a trip to Immigration @ Chaeng Wattana. A weekend escape away from the monsoon rains of Bangkok to explore the sleepy capital of Laos. Loved: The beer Laos. It tastes better than what they brew for the export market, and is cheaper too. Hated: The currency – can never get to grips with it, always checking my notes very carefully before handing them over. Exchange rate: 233 LAK/THB The hotel – great location but had I known that I was on the 6th floor and the lift was…