Vientiane is a really small town...it's really walkable. almost everything is within walking distance. last night we walked and walked, and somewhere between chinatown and the hotel we stumbled across a pasar malam (night-market). i love love love pasar malams especially those that just sell food and nothing else.
the eveel peeps are always delighted when we stumble across them on holidays as it really gives you a flavour of what local life and tastes are all about. the makan-pasarmalam in lao is really very unique. i came across food items that i've never found in other pasarmalams in the region. there was cockles, fried mekong fish, local salads and belacan and even balut!
i really really missed the eveel peeps while i oohed, aahhed and salivated at the sight of all the gorgeous food. i'd love it if the eveel peeps would come with moi to Vientiane, to sample all the local delights. it was just different and not as much fun without them.
ah well..maybe next time?
Labels: travel bug, Vientiane