“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness...” - Susan Gale
|(Patuxai Victory Gate of Vientiane)|
Day 11: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016
Route: Thakhek - Vientiane
Distance: 337 km
Hotel: Avalon Hotel
By 8.15 am, after a short briefing and reciting of prayers the four motorbikes and the 4x4 started our journey towards Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.
The road was good all the way to Vientiane. We made a few stops for refueling and at Pak Kading Bridge we had some photo shots and a short rest. We arrived in Vientiane around 2:30 pm and checked in Avalon Hotel for USD30/night. Later, we walked to Nazim Indian Halal Restaurant for a late lunch.
After a short rest in the hotel, we strolled along the Mekong River to the Chao Anouvong Statue of the last King of Laos. Later we visited the night market, bought some t-shirts and had banana pancakes for dinner.
Back in the hotel we had to park the motorbikes in the lobby as it was not safe to leave the bikes on the streets at night.