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A bunch of buddha's

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Obviously, today started with breakfast/lunch at JoMa cafe! Then, on our way back to the hostel, we were accosted by another tuk tuk driver who offered to take us around the city for an extortionate amount of money. Feeling fed up of being chased by ridiculous tuk tuk drivers who assumed we were stupid falangs, we tried our hand at haggling him down to a more sensible price for a trip out to the buddha park, 40 minutes outside the city. We even had input from an old (and therefore probably wiser) Australian man who kept telling us the driver was asking for way to much despite having no clue where we were going! We got him down to less than half price! Win!

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After a very bumpy ride, we arrived at a piece of greenery in the middle of nowhere. We had a very confusing conversation with the driver who we thought was telling us we had fifteen minutes there before he drove off (he was actually telling us we had one hour, and thought we were telling him we wanted four hours there, at which point he looked terrified! Hahaha!). So, the buddha park - basically a park full of buddha statues. Pretty cool! Plus some random round tower with a very unsafe staircase to the top and no barriers when you got up there to stop you toppling to your death from the sloping roof..... we like to live dangerously :-) After twenty minutes we were done, much to the relief of our driver.

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Back to the hostel for a quick freshen up before heading back to the French restaurant for an exact repeat of last night's dinner.... what can we say?! It was that good!!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 23:27 Archived in Laos Tagged vientiane

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