Last night was our last night together as a group. Dustin and Jared are leaving to head back into China, and Thad and I are going back down to Bangkok over the next week. We went to Pizza Falconi, where we have been eating every night, and hung out with the staff there for a while. We made our way down to the strip of beach bars that run across the island in the river, but quickly left after a bunch of drunk Irishman broke a bench and the fire pit.
Thad and I are about to get on a bus to Vientiane, the capital and largest city in the country. About 200,000 people live there. Vangvieng, where we are now, is something like the 5th largest city in the country, with 26,000 people. It is three roads and a river. This country has simply not joined the economic ladder at all.
Just wanted to post quickly before we left!