I will be there Feb 2, 2008. If some one know please let me know.
The city you are looking for; Udon Thani is in Thailand, not Japan
If you try posting it again in the thailand portion of the websit im sure you would get responces, or you can look online at google map
Bike Ride in Vientiane
Matthew biking around Vientiane, Laos – April 2009
Music: Bateau, by Les Trois Accords
I was in Vientiane, Laos april 6th through 9th. I took a plane from Bangkok to Udon Thani (in Thailand) and then a 1hr bus to the border at Nongkhai (200THB), another bus (10 minutes) over the friendship bridge (20THB), and a minivan taxi into Vientiane (300THB split between two people).
I was there to get a non-immigrant B visa at the Thai Consulate, but apart from the 8 or so hours I spent waiting around there filling out a form or two and waiting for various numbers to be called, I got to spend most of my time in the Laotian capital studying Lao/Laotian and practicing it with whomever was around. It’s really a short step over to Lao if you can speak a little Thai, so it was a sharp and fun learning curve for those few days. Now I’m back to Thailand. The video is pretty self-explanatory. Vientiane is a lovely town and – as you’ll know if you’ve ever been there – really really quiet for a national capital. It’s a great place to hang out, eat good food and learn Laotian. And really, what more could you want in a vacation*?
*Nothing, that’s what.