Tomorrow night Bordeaux and I are taking the train to Vientiane, in order to extend our Thai visas. It's a bit of a mission, but a nice excuse for a quick vacation. We'll be able to revisit a favorite old coffee shop, enjoy some Lao beer, and admire the Mekong once again.
While searching online for hotels in Vientiane, I came across the rather dreary website for the Lane-Xang hotel. I know it's impossible, but their website seriously looks as though it had been created in the late 1960s, and not updated since. Then again, that could almost describe Vientiane itself.