Despite flash cars everywhere, the revolution's still alive, apparently...
Sod the temple, here's a cat!!
James gets to play with his new lens. Great results!
It's not usual to round the corner and find an ancient grand stupa in the middle of the street!
As in Thailand, most shops and houses have spirit houses where they leave offerings in an attempt to appease the gods.
Delicious food at a local restaurant that trains street kids to cook.
Post-dinner drinks (and a bottle of wash-and-go?!)
A bit of synchronised laptop action before bed!
France? No, Vientiane!
Good food at low prices. Three happy chaps!
Xieng Khuan Buddha Park. Weird and very wonderful!
Photo opportunities galore with these sculptures!
Through the mouth and inside the giant concrete dome, it's more like an Indiana Jones film!
Emerging at the top - there's no elegant way to do it as Fabian's about to find out!
Looking down at yet more crazy sculptures...
The 'concept' is a blend of Buddhist and Hindu images.
Although some of it looks more Aztec!
Naturally, we lap up the culture in our usual high-brow manner!
Darren and Em grinning at the end of a fun, and slightly surreal, afternoon!
You're enjoying your coconut then, Fabian? The cartoon dog is back for our last night together!
Much of the produce in the markets is completely new to us...
...deep fried insect, anyone?
Or how about some bizarrely burnt, dried long-dead fish?!
It's no-mans' land so that must mean we bump into four Malaysian bikers on Kawasakis!
Back at the Mekong for another border crossing.
On the 'ferry' across the Mekong to Laos.
We stay out of the way while the 'car wash' service starts!
The off ramp on the Laos side looks a bit more civilised. We just need to remember to drive on the right hand side for the first time since China!