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    Unfortunately I'm off to renew my multi O there on the 4 th of November, stay a night in Mukdahan, then over early to get the application in.
    Fined the place boring and expensive, only up side, cheap beer Lao, which will be drunk all day.

    Once, rented a tuk tuk for the day, went and looked at some pile of rocks, Hindu/Buddha temple, but just too hot for much walking around.

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    What a fun tripz this is been!

    Stood in line for 3 hours yesterday, 2 of which were in the nice sunshine. I was able to get my non-b, but the wife wasn't able to get her non-o due to missing paperwork and was unable to get a tourist because she's made 2 land crossings already this year. This means we get to fly back, hopefully on Friday rather than returning today.

    We went to a really upscale place yesterday for a late lunch/early dinner Macchiato Cafe that wasn't too pricy and Lin's Cafe for breakfast. Today it's off to the embassy to get my passport then to the airport.

    While waiting for the embassy to open at 2, we're hitting the Pilgrim Cafe, which is right across the street.

    Pictures to follow
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    ^ I dare say, it's time to head to the Philippines rather than Bangkok, wit all the crap ye've had to go through, and are still going through, just to live in Bangkok.

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    That was the topic of conversation yesterday.. still not sure if they will give her a tourist visa or not as she doesn't have a ticket to the PI.

    On the plus side i made 700B at blackjack ..... the casino is completely underwhelming.

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    I'd tell you to drop South but. YEA bigg butt is that I ain't the there.
    Live a few more and ...... not a bad spot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by parryhandy View Post
    Chez Boune, pricey but nice food,
    Went there a month or so ago. French, Italian and Asian selection. French and Italian wine.

    Excellent coffee, wine, food and service. Exchange rate was 290 Lek/1 THB.

    We had these;

    Complimentary Bread and butter.



    3,000 LAK

    ສະເຕັກງົວ | Local beef steak


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    80,000 LAK

    Ragout local beef


    Tender local beef chunks vegetables and suace


    80,000 LAK


    The menu photo doesn't do the dish justice.



    Green Salad 20,000 Lak



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    https://menulist.cafechezboune.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    2 of which were in the nice sunshine.
    An umbrella is a must, sun or rain.

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    The wife was using the umbrella to shield herself and another lady.

    We made it to the main Pilgrim place, the Pilgrim Kitchen.....definitely the nicest, laid back place here. The food is great, the place is designed for tourists (electric outlets at all the tables) with a much expanded menu compared to their cafe by the embassy. It's about 2 blocks down from Lin's cafe on the same street. They also have rooms and should we need to visit here again, this where we'll stay.

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    Looks OK that Topper. Not far from the river too

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    Dill mate, Unless something is broken I dont see that Top's has posted any photos. Now there is a shot of restaurant by the river in Mukhdahan that CJ thought was in Lao. Unless I am missing data...

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    stayed there for a week, 1 night, 20 years ago, it was desperate
    fled across the border the next morning
    wasnt that easy as the reception girl at check out pretended to be asleep so she didnt have to serve us, not sure what she was expecting

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Dill mate, Unless something is broken I dont see that Top's has posted any photos
    Had a look on Booking. Com at that Pilgrims Kitchen. Gets great ratings and has Mexican and Indian food. Rooms are 500 Baht a night

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    cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Had a look on Booking. Com at that Pilgrims Kitchen. Gets great ratings and has Mexican and Indian food. Rooms are 500 Baht a night
    Stayed there.
    Nice couple (American woman / Indian husband) who run it.
    Everything is good.
    Except the beer prices.

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    I'm on my tablet with pics on my phone using both on the local wifi, I've tried a couple of times.

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    We're finally home and the tales of fuckwittery will simply amaze you!

    First some pictures...

    Macchiato De Cafe

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    Not that pricey but not far from where we stayed.

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    You get enough carbs?

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    Next - Pilgrim Cafe (across the street from the Thai consulate)....owned by the same guy who owns the Pilgrim Kitchen down by the river.

    The guy who runs this is really great. Their food is great for the price and their coffee is simply wonderful. They get the beans themselves from farmers up country and do their own roasting. We had lunch on one day and breakfast on another day.
    Lunch....their pita wrap and their quesadilla.

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    Their breakfast bagel and stuff...

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    We went to Lin's Cafe. A nice place with over 500 menu choices, which lead to problems....

    My wife ordered a simple omelette for breakfast with English breakfast tea. This got translated into the full English breakfast.

    I ordered a baguette with butter and jam and got French toast, which was wonderful. The Cumberland sausage that came with the wife's breakfast was nice.

    Here's a picture of their breakfast menu....

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    Don't worry, the fuckwittery will come, I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Next - Pilgrim Cafe (across the street from the Thai consulate)....owned by the same guy who owns the Pilgrim Kitchen down by the river.

    The guy who runs this is really great. Their food is great for the price and their coffee is simply wonderful. They get the beans themselves from farmers up country and do their own roasting. We had lunch on one day and breakfast on another day.
    Lunch....their pita wrap and their quesadilla.

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    Their breakfast bagel and stuff...

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    That wasn't there when we went down 6 months ago. Bugger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    That wasn't there when we went down 6 months ago. Bugger.
    They're there to feast on the foreigners waiting around the consulate. They close at 3 in the afternoon as all of the foreigners are finished by then.

    Unfortunately they don't serve beer, but there's a shop next store where the visa run services use as their HQ/free lunch place.

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    Excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Don't worry, the fuckwittery will come, I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    over 500 menu choice
    But didn't deliver either!

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