We read online that you can take bus 14 from the bus station for 6000 kip then transfer on a tuk tuk, but we didn't want the hassle — so we asked some tuk tuk drivers, who quoted 195,000 to 300,000 kip for a return trip while showing us their ridiculously expensive "official" laminated price list. No way.
We ended up hiring a new private air-conditioned sedan with a driver from our hotel for 165,000 kip. It's been a while since we rode in a nice vehicle — even though it was just a Kia, it felt utterly luxurious with its red and black leather interior.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Vientiane by Mekong River, a 40-minute car ride with the last 10 minutes on a dusty dirt road. It's more like a sculpture park that's not very big but bizarrely interesting - we spent just under an hour there, which was more than enough time. It costs 5000 kip to get in, with an additional 3000 kip for each camera.