V is for Vientiane
L is for Luang Prabang covered some of our trip to Laos in 2002. On either side of that visit, we stayed in Vientiane, the Lao capital. It’s set on a bend of the Mekong River and, like Luang Prabang, has many old temples.
The other place we stayed in Laos was Vang Vieng, a much smaller place on the Nam Song. As it also begins with V, I’ll include it. We travelled around by (very) small boats and tuk-tuks, and stayed in small bungalows by the river. Lovely!