From Nong Khai, we headed toward the border area and crossed the Friendship Bridge that connected Thai and Laos. Very easy process through the immigration, however visa is needed for Australian and you can do Visa On Arrival that cost roughly around AUD40.
The capital city of Laos is Vientiane where the Friendship Bridge is. However, on that day we drove further north to the small town called Vang Vieng. The city where serene and nature view is their charms and adventurous activities is their selling point. It was another 3-4 journey from Vientiane.
|Tham Chang Cave bridge|
The water in Tham Chang Cave is very turquoise and clear. But the best place to play water is in Blue Lagoon, which we didn't have a chance to go there. This place is highly recommended by alot of reviews from Tripadvisor.
From kayaking, tubing to riding the long tail boat are some of the popular water activities that reachable from most resorts. The water is pretty shallow, so you will be able to cross to the other side, but it is quite cold though.
|Picturesque view from our resort|
At night, we wandered around the town and found lots of street food everywhere. These some local delicacies that we can manage to take back to the resort and relaxly enjoyed it. Such as grilled pork, Lao-style baguette and roti (sweet).
Stay tuned for the next blog of new year end trip: