February 27, 2011 – March 4, 2011
Our mission for the next few days is to sort out our visa for Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and make some progress with possible itinirary for southern Africa. With that in mind we had breakfast at our hostel and did some internet research before heading to the Vietnamese embassy in the afternoon to apply for our visa. We had to leave our passports there until tomorrow, but we headed to the Laos embassy afterwards anyway to try to find out whether we could get a visa on arrival or if we should apply in advance. Apparently on arrival is no problem if crossing the border by land, but you do need some US$ for the fee. We got caught in peak hour traffic on the way back which made it an exhausting journey but good to have made some progress with our plans.In the evening we wandered around our neighbourhood of Silom, had a great Japanese dinner and had a bit of a look through the Pat Pong night market which was jam packed full of knock-off clothing, watches and other bits and pieces. Then home to sleep.