After our amazing time in Luang Prabang, we made our way to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. During French rule, Vientiane was the administrative capital and, due to economic growth in recent times, it has now become the economic center of Laos.
To celebrate our arrival a family friend took my parents, Meg, and me to a dive bar on the Mekong River. I agreed with my mom – it reminded us of being on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. [Read more…]