I am finishing up my 4th trip to Vientiane Laos. Thailand is going to let me stay in the country 3 more months. There’s not much to do in Vientiane. I’ve seen everything already. So I passed most of my time thinking about my life, walking along the Mekong River, and watching youtube videos 🙂 I did eat some good food. I tried a new French restaurant near the hotel I stayed at and visited the Chok Dee Cafe again.
Yesterday was a Thai holiday which means the embassy was closed. Which means I got my visa a day late. There was a small chance I would make my flight home. Right after I got my passport back I headed to the airport. I got to the airport 20 minutes before my flight left. But by then the check-in counters were closed already. So I missed my flight but was able to book a new flight a few hours later. So now I have some time to kill in the airport.
A taxi from the airport to any place in the city center costs 57,000 kip. The hotel I stayed at books a taxi from the hotel to the airport for 60,000 kip. I planned to take a tuk tuk from the embassy straight to the airport. I asked the tuk tuk driver how much. He said 100,000 kip! I said why so much? He said how much do you want to pay? I said a taxi is 60,000. He came down to 80,000 then I said 70,000 which the tuk tuk driver agreed to. I thought I did pretty good. Don’t let the tuk tuk drivers overcharge.