I've been in Thailand for about two months now, which means I had to find a way to extend my 30-day tourist visa. And just like most other expats, I had to make a "visa run" in order to remain in the country (legally, at least). I felt more at ease using a service to do this, so I chose Thai Visa Service. The cost was very low, especially considering they included some meals, the hotel, transportation, and visa fees. I would definitely recommend them if you are making the same journey!
I got dropped off here in Bangkok, and thought it was a nice view.
So I took a picture.
After that, I hung out at the hotel with new friends. We went into the city and got some dinner and a few pints before heading back to the hotel. We left promptly at noon the next day to make the journey back. I was in Laos for a total of about 24 hours, so there was no time to get out and explore at all. But Laos is the 15th country I have been to, so that's something to celebrate!
|Crowd waiting to cross from Thailand into Laos at about 5 am.|
|A beautiful Christmas tree--made of beer bottles and plastic bottles.|
Perhaps a new form of recycling?
|On the grounds of the hotel.|
|Buddha guarding the staircase.|
|Skyline at night in Vientiane, Laos.|
|Night market in Vientiane, Laos.|
|I got to try some Laotian beer. It was pretty tasty!|
|It was all for this one little sticker in my passport!|