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January 17th 2007
Published: January 17th 2007
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Our villa in VientianeOur villa in VientianeOur villa in Vientiane

on the banks of the Mekong...
Above is an actual quote from Patty regarding being 13 time zones away from home. Very true. We made it to Vientiane, the capital of the Lao PDR on Monday. A stranger suggested a guest house to us & we checked it out..... This place is amazing! We are staying in a newly remodeled Colonial French Villa right on the banks of the Mekong River, on the edge of town, for 18 dollars a night. The place is shiny and crystal clean. The view of the Sunrises and Sunsets from our second floor balcony is Stunning. People are friendly and helpfull. Many interesting sights, but We gotta tell you about them when we get home, cus it's time to go & catch another one of those priceless sunsets on the Mekong! With Love, Tommee & Patty



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Our villa in VientianeOur villa in Vientiane
Our villa in Vientiane

Right next door to the MAG compound. MAG disarms unexploded ordinance throught Lao PDR
Airport in VientianeAirport in Vientiane
Airport in Vientiane

we just got off the plane & are headed to town...
Mekong river in VientianeMekong river in Vientiane
Mekong river in Vientiane

Looking across the River to Thailand from our Villa
At the Buddha ParkAt the Buddha Park
At the Buddha Park

This was a kinda concrete folk art park outside of Vientiane. It was hot this day, but a fun visit to the park
at the That Luangat the That Luang
at the That Luang

we got a fellow tourist, from China, to take this one so we could pose together. She was somewhat taken aback by our "ancient" camera
That LuangThat Luang
That Luang

The holiest Temple in Lao. This is the national symbol of Lao PDR
Sunrise form our balconySunrise form our balcony
Sunrise form our balcony

The Mekong River is at a bend in Vientiane, & runs east-west. We caught the sunrise & sunset from our balcony at the villa. They were sublime...sorry the picture can't do it justice


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