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Across The Friendship Bridge

Posted in Photography, Travel by Alvin on July 5, 2010

From Ayutthaya, I took a night train to Udon Thani, one of the provinces situated sensibly close to the friendship bridge. The inter-nation bus ride from Udon Thani to Vientiane costs 80baht, and 2 hours is all I need to get to the capital of Laos. Easy but the bus was sardine-packed with passengers, sacks of grain and corns filling up the aisle. Thankfully, no domestic fowls!

Bus alight at Talat Sao, the bustling morning market of the capital. It was a feat getting through the stuffed aisle, never did I expect a swarm of tuk-tuk drivers sprinting towards the bus way before it stops, having everyone to wade through the crowd.

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I got myself a bike on the 2nd day and it was indeed confusing to cycle in the streets of Laos. Yes, right-side driving and I often pedaled into the wrong lanes.

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Laotian Arc de Triomphe

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Landmark.

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From the top of the Arc.

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🙂

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  1. PurpleFish said, on July 6, 2010 at 3:24 am

    safe trip ya!!

    • Alvin said, on July 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      haha..a trip that WAS
      now back at home


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