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Entries in vientiane (3)


New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Asia’s Big Cities

Spending New Year’s Eve in a strange city is always a bit daunting. Where do you go? What should you do? Where’s the best place to experience the holiday as the locals do? With that in mind, contacted some locals in Asia’s biggest cities and asked them where they’d go if they wanted a good show, some great fireworks, and big crowds of people celebrating their entry into 2014.

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laos: vientiane, sandalwood city

The “PDR” part of Laos PDR stands for “Pretty Damn Relaxed”, they say. Visit Laos People's Democratic Republic – a landlocked country wedged between several nations, including Thailand – and you will find that the saying rings true. The pace of life rarely exceeds a buffalo stroll.

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food blog: a day in vientiane

best restaurant in vientiane

It’s not fair to only have a day to eat in one country, but sometimes it helps you narrow down what’s really important. In Laos, the must-eat item in this instance was bread, because thanks to former French occupation, you can get it everywhere. For a literal bag of baguettes, the food stalls outside the Morning Market are the easiest and cheapest bet, but for something more famous and expensive, the Scandinavian Bakery or Café Croissant D’or offer pastries, rolls and cakes plus proper coffee. No locals go, but a higher-calorie brunch in Laos would be hard to find.

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