It was October 24, 2008 and day 19 of my two months in Laos. I was slowing getting better from my sickness since October 19th. There was no breakfast for me again and only hot tea and more cold/flu medication to start off the day. I was exhausted with hardly any sleep since I’ve been to Laos. I thought about coming back to the Netherlands but decided to tough it out since so much money has been spent on this trip already.

Aunt Kian had to go pick up some stuff at the main bus station in Vientiane. It’s usual for people in Laos to send goods and food with a bus company. We were getting some food from a relative in Ban Ling Xan and Aunt Kian asked me if I wanted to go with her. I thought it would be a good opportunity to take some photos. Wen we got to the bus station across Talat Sao I was too tired from chasing the right bus and found out in the end the package has been picked up by someone else.

We left the bus station and Aunt Kian was heading toward Patouxay Park. She thought since we were in the area it would be a good idea to go check out Patouxay and for me to go to the top of the monument for the first time.