After landing in Udon Thani and taking a one hour van ride to the Thai-Laos border, we quickly realized that it was easy to be a millionaire here. We exchanged approximately $160 and got over a million Lao kip.
We knew right away that Laos would be an interesting place. The tuk-tuks looked different and we were so happy to be in a country where they drive on the right side of the road again.
There were lots of fun things to try, like this cantaloupe shake (at least we think it was cantaloupe)…
…and this grass jelly drink that we tried. It was sweet and had chunks of grass jelly floating in it. It tasted pretty good actually.
In short, we are happy to be here. Check back again to find out how we spent our first couple of days in Vientiane.
Mindy and Ligeia :):)
ps. we also realized just after arriving that Ligeia’s list of countries visited has finally caught up to her age. 🙂