Monday, January 30, 2012

Vientiane At A Glance - 3

That Dam

I gained like a kilo during my very short trip to Vientiane, mainly due to spending too much time eating. Well, It took me 2 weeks to weigh myself and of course, I did not want to know the truth. I felt heavier and I am heavier than usual. However, food wouldn’t weigh on my mind so much and thus I will keep on eating, and dreaming of eating. By the way, I have this (naughty) habit, browsing the recipe in the net before I fell asleep, and I wonder why I don’t look slender over and over again. OK, let’s move on to my delicious post, I mean my Vientiane post. By evening, I had visited That Dam (Black Stupa), met my other half’s colleague, strolled around the city, Mekong River and had a delectable meal at Nazim Restaurant. Same as always, I write down how much it costs, and it is approximately 15 dollars for dinner. After that, it was still early to go back to hotel, said my other half, and thus we headed to the roadside café, where we had a fruit juice, iced tea and potatoes chips as an appetizer. 

Along Mekong River bank

@ Night market alongside the river bank

Friday, January 27, 2012

Snapshots @ Sule Pagoda Festival

The snapshots that posted here were the ones I took from Sule Pagoda festival during my last visit in Yangon. Neatly, in unordered order, were the food, food stalls, certain entertainments, and other easily identifiable shops that I saw on that very night. Ironically, while we were strolling around the festival, the light went out for 10 minutes. Anyway, I am just glad for the fact of this festive ambiance being celebrated for the first time in many years: Please read the details here.

Fried crab 500, 800, 1000 Kyats based on size

500 Kyats per plate

200 Kyats each and 3 for 500 Kyats

100 Kyats each

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vientiane At A Glance - 2

Unlike any other trip, we decide to visit the tourist attractions first, that is to say, visit the temples and do the ritual later, which is clearly “shopping and eating”. The irony is that the famous Pha That Luang was closed that afternoon and thus we successfully looked the surrounding walkways, the souvenir shops, and other temples near Pha That Luang. My blogging officially sucks, well, I don’t remember the name of the temples: everything that I could mention in my post had not been mentioned due to my inability or lack of observation. To sum up that afternoon, we had lunch at one coffee shop, which closes on Sunday, as far as I recall. The name of the shop? I couldn’t remember, so sorry for my absentmindedness when it comes to the name.  Judging from the pictures, we apparently had Thai dish and latte (what a cliché) and I paid 185 Bahts (6 USD) for the meal. Humm? Reputedly, I wrote down all the expenses and this is how it is to be a mingy person, lol!!!!