Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Vientiane–that’s the capital of Laos to you!

We have now been in the capital of Laos for several days while we wait for our Myanmar visas to be processed.  I like Laos a lot except for the 100 degree heat (although it hits 108 in Myanmar next week). 

Francie and I rented bikes today and pedaled around looking at sights this morning before we were forced to return to the cool sanctuary of our hotel room.   Did I mention it had AC?  It is verrrry nice!

This is the Patuxai–which is some kind of tribute to France’s Arc de Triomphe. 

You would think you were in Paris

This is the legendary Pha That Luang site–possibly the most famous in all of Laos.

Shout out to Sonic Boom

This reclining buddha is very sleepy in the shade of the hot day.  The flowers and balls of sticky rice are very popular offerings at all the Wats.

 sleepy buddha in the shade

Buddhism, coming to a nation near you.

 lao wat

We have a few more days left before we go further south to the Bolaven Plateau and the hotbead of Lao coffee beans!

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March 27, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Buddha has the right idea — a relaxing moment.

    Comment by Roger M | March 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. Gregory, you look pretty skinny these days 🙂

    Comment by Roxana | March 28, 2007 | Reply


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