On Saturday I cycled around Vientiane,with others, following Mark on his "soundbike" and Hannah wearing her cycling skirt. We stopped here in front of Patuxi monument, then move on to a gravel pétanque rink for beers and pétanque, then to a craft beer brewery, ending with dinner but the Mekong at the Australia club. Good fun and a great way to celebrate Mark and Hannah's 30th Birthday.
Visiting Roof top bars is one of my favorite Bangkok passtimes. They provide a great place to enjoy a cocktail (or two) and take in the amazing skyline of Bangkok. I thoroughly recommend the Cinammon Mojito (and their Expresso Martini) at Speakeasy on the 25th floor of Hotel Muse. We managed three visits in three nights - good effort.
A long weekend in Bangkok was a lovely break. Sooooooo different to Vientiane. Soooo different to Melbourne. Soooo many multistory buildings in so many architectual styles, colours and balconies and many with pools.
Google tells me condominiums in this complex, Langsuan Q, which was opposite our hotel are available from $600,000 USD. The pool on about the 10th floor looked very inviting.
Spirit houses are found in the grounds of most Laos homes and businesses. Each morning gifts are left for the spirits. Flowers, drinks, incense, and food are common gifts. Gift is the theme for the City Daily Photo community in December. For other photos visit the website.