the two things i don't enjoy about Vientiane is the smells that cling onto my clothes at the end of the day and the dust.
the smells don't start off badly. mostly from the barbeques that litter the side streets. they're really scrumptious smells when you're off to lunch. doesn't help that i like to get the camera up close to take a few snaps. but once i get back to the hotel, the smell of the barbeque lingers on and irritates the hell out of me. especially when i've just put on something fresh and clean. you just can't get enough mileage out of your clothes here- no way i can wear something out to lunch, come back to the hotel to get some work done and then wear it out again for dinner. no way, unless i want my dinner companions to think i've been slaving over a barbeque over dinner. i'll definitely pack more tops on my next trip.
the other is the dust. aiyor my bright turquoise blue crocs became dusty grey in a matter of minutes on the streets. it's all the construction, especially with the sea games coming up- there's something being constructed on every block. and they just leave the sand and bricks and other dust generating stuff on the road sides- just like that! yikes..maybe that's why my nose started acting up and i suffered from a sorethroat. maybe it was all that dust.
yeesh...still i LURVE Vientiane! *hee*
Labels: travel bug, Vientiane