• Farewell authentic Vientiane!

    Back to Vientiane again! What a change to my former visits. Construction and changes everywhere. Even my favourite restaurants were gone. It’s Pizza everywhere – well, Pizza and Western Food in general!  At least in the streets close to the Mekong and the night market the changes are very obvious. Talking to a Lao manager of a restaurant, she told me that most former owners moved out of the city and are now living outside, while their properties are being sold and changed into Hotels and Restaurants. I still found old-style Vientiane, but further out in the village parts which make up greater Vientiane.  Cafe houses and new hotels are…