Joma Bakery

Joma Bakery

Joma Bakery can be found in Vietnam, Cambodia and in several cities in Laos. It was suggested to us as a place to eat lunch while in Vientiane and then later was a go to stop for several meals in Luang Prabang. Joma Bakery offers a wide variety of sandwiches, pastries, teas, coffee, and snacks. They [...]

COPE Vistor Center

COPE Vistor Center

COPE, or the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise has a visitor center/ museum in Vientiane. It may seem like an odd thing to visit, a visitor center about prosthetics but it's a very important organization and eye opening, especially as an American. I would highly suggest giving yourself time to watch the almost hour long documentary [...]

That Luang ທາດຫຼວງ

That Luang ທາດຫຼວງ

That Luang is a golden stupa also known as the Great Stupa. It was built in 1566 of three levels that represent levels in Buddhism with over 1000 pounds of gold leaf covering it. Outside people with small wooden cages will try to sell you birds. It is considered good luck to let them go. [...]

Patuxai ປະຕູໄຊ

Patuxai ປະຕູໄຊ

Our next stop on our tour was Patuxai, or the Victory Gate of Vientiane. It was built in the late nineteen fifties and early sixties to celebrate Lao independence from the French. It is 7 floors with at least two or three of large quiet and spacious floors of markets with some souvenirs available. It's [...]

Sisaket Temple

Sisaket Temple

We spent one evening and half of a day in Vientianne, the capital of Laos. We stayed at the Vientiane SP hotel which was located down a couple side streets making it difficult for us to find whenever we left the hotel. (Except at night where there was a creepy flickering street light that alerted [...]