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  1. Leyla Giray Alyanak
    November 6, 2017 @ 1:02 pm

    Thank you for reassuring me about Vientiane. I spent two months there about 20 years ago and had imagined massive development… I’m so glad to hear that’s not the case and now I’m keen to visit again. The roads in your photos look quite new… back then, they were dirt and dust 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Vientiane is different, but charming in its own way. Do visit it again if you have the chance 🙂

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  2. jo
    December 11, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    Seems like a great place to visit.your blog inspires me after going through it for close to twenty minutes. it just amazing. Goodluck on your travels and discoveries.

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    • dankiteski
      December 12, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

      Hi there Jo. Thank you so much for the nice words. I’m glad you enjoyed my posts 🙂

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  3. Lauren Pears
    February 28, 2018 @ 7:16 pm

    Ah I loved Vientiane- so different from other Asian capitals! Great article 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 28, 2018 @ 11:43 pm

      Thank you Lauren, I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Vientiane really is unique, isn’t it? 🙂

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  4. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 28, 2019 @ 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the memories in this article. I really enjoyed Vientiane and visited all the spots that you have mentioned. I really enjoy sitting on the banks of the Mekong River at sunset people watching.

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:43 am

      I’m glad to hear that, Jane. The sunsets on the banks of the Mekong are magical, indeed.

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  5. Carrie Ann Karstunen
    January 29, 2019 @ 12:21 am

    I’ve never thought about visiting Laos, but after reading your article I’m wondering why I never have. The mix of Eastern and Western styles in their architecture looks really interesting, and the city sounds like it retains a lot of its historic charm. I did have to look up some examples of Lao pop music after your comment about it. Yeah, I don’t think I’m Lao pop’s newest fan 😀

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:43 am

      I’m glad to hear that Carrie and I hope you get the chance to visit someday. And for the Lao pop, I couldn’t blame you 😀

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  6. Jen C
    January 29, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    Although I’ve heard of Laos several times, this is my first time to read about Vientiane. Is it really that quiet to be considered the most quiet capital in the world? I like that they have street vendors and other entertainment near the river. I would love to see the Mekong Bay and Patuxai. The night market sounds fun too!

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    • dankiteski
      January 30, 2019 @ 12:07 pm

      Well, I don’t know if there’s such competition but it sure felt like it, especially outside of the tourist neighborhoods 🙂 I really loved that atmosphere tho and I would definitely recommend you to visit.

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  7. Katie OLeary
    January 30, 2019 @ 12:03 am

    Laos looks likes such a peaceful and beautiful city with amazing sunsets. It is so interesting to read about your fascinating trip. Thank you for the information and the airport tip, we really want to visit here and especially after seeing your beautiful photos!!

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    • dankiteski
      January 30, 2019 @ 12:08 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Katie- I’m glad you could learn a few new things about Vientiane from this post.

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  8. Medha
    January 30, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    You’re right, Laos isn’t written about as much as it’s neighbours, which are way more popular tourist destinations. I am surprised to read that Vientiane is a quiet city, considering that it is the capital. Although that isn’t the worst thing! I would love to visit the night market near Mekong Bay and the Buddha Park. Also, interesting that they have a replica of the Arc de Triomphe. So many cities seem to -I was recently in Bucharest and they did too. French influence can be seen in so many parts of the world 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      January 30, 2019 @ 12:09 pm

      Of course, it’s not the worst thing, on contrary, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know is it because I got used to noisy, traffic-jammed Asian cities (lived and traveled around for 2 years) but Vientiane definitely felt like the quietest one among all the capital cities.

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  9. Yukti Agrawal
    January 30, 2019 @ 8:34 am

    Vientiane is a quiet city and located on banks of Mekong river which makes it a worth visiting place. I love quieter places and definitely Vientiane looks charming to me. I would love to go for Buddha Park and architectural wonders of That Luang as they are beautiful side trips from this peaceful city. Thanks for sharing an offbeat destination with many thing things to do here.

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    • dankiteski
      January 30, 2019 @ 12:10 pm

      Thank you, Yukti and I hope you get the chance to visit soon.

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  10. Shreya Saha
    January 30, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

    Yes, it is indeed one of the more quiet capitals of the world. When I was there, I loved visiting the famous temple that you see on their currency also. The Patuxai Monument was also good. Did you go the Buddha Garden?

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:03 pm

      Absolutely, Shreya0 I visited all those places too and I also checked out the Buddha Park 🙂

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  11. Chloé
    January 30, 2019 @ 10:40 pm

    Ahhh Laos was on my bucket list when we were in SE Asia, but you are right- it just got forgotten in all of the planning. But now I feel like I need to go back specifically for it! I love how quiet and un-touristy it looks in comparison to the other main tourist destinations.

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    • dankiteski
      January 31, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

      You absolutely have to visit Chloe! It’s an amazing experience 🙂

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  12. sarah
    February 18, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

    We lived in Vientiane for two years before we moved to Portugal. Miss it loads, it’s a great foodie town!

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    • dankiteski
      February 19, 2019 @ 3:53 pm

      Absolutely, Sarah. Vientiane is one of my favorites too.

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