A two day trip to Laos for a new Visa

Sometimes you do things which you do not fully comprehend - this was one of those trips - although not one of those days which you wish you had never done - a trip to Laos for a new Visa.

We were unable to book a room at the hotel because my Visa card had run out and we ran out of time on the aeroplane. However after landing we moved swiftly to the Immigration Department - where we found out that as an 'Alien' I needed a Visa. Changed queues and now in the right one...

Into a taxi - which we were told had that we had to share - because it was a Public Holiday... Then we got to the hotel - which was now full - so we had walk in the dark - happy Jemma was not with us and there were no open sewers...

Found a hotel with a restaurant across the road - a very good choice - some strange furniture, the water was not hot 

but the wiring needed a little bit of attention...

The food was great at the restaurant - my wife loved her enormous liver pieces - I love the banana flower salad.

The next day was an early start to the embassy - they were very helpful outside - think they should be selling coffees though...

First part done we escaped for a few temples 

a garden


a monument in the middle of a roundabout,

surrounded by places to have you photo printed

but a fascinating place, I believe you can go up?

more temples, lunch. Got back and the paperwork was completed. 

Just as an aside - was happy to have my App xe currency  as the numbers for the currency were bigger than what I am used to - more App reviews.

Seems as though they have a problem in Laos as well  - do they mean the sink?

Not much time to go so we went to the airport - and waited - nearly bought a book but think that I have read this one...

Not sure when we will come back here though.

Halloween at home

With the furor of Halloween at school it was a wonder that I was not too tired to throw a small party for my daughter and friends.

The front was decorated with the candles which dripped blood and the glowing Halloween pumpkin...

The popcorn was quick distributed and even more rapidly consumed... Then came the pizza pieces - all much appreciated.  

Note: all the ice-cubes had ice cubes with sliders in them...

So who were we going to wrap up as a mummy?

That's right - none of the children wanted to do this so I volunteered and the children loved the task.

After this it was time to go for a walk...

We hope that you enjoyed your Halloween as half as much as us and everything goes back into the box for the next time...

Petit Peyton Traveloque Cafe

A great cup of coffee - please read the full review here.


Thai for traveling

This is certainly a good start...

Driving in Thailand - proposed measures

That is a very big change - do you think that this will happen?
I will not drive in Bangkok.