Sorry, this second post about Laos comes little late because I can’t while at work anymore. Damn IT people must been filtering blog sites and had block it. LOL I guess they want me to do some work when I’m at work hahahahah.
I’ve mentioned on previous blog that it is been 4 years since the last time I was in Laos. Wow!!! As we drove out from Wattay Airport and I’ve notices the different right away. So many cars, trucks and motorcycles are sharing the same tiny little roads.
One thing I’ve notices that Vientiane are filled with nice luxury cars. Which raise the question how most of these folks can afford such a car. Almost all cars are being paid in cold hard cash and these cars aren’t cheap to begin with. For example, if a car cost about $50,000.00 in the U.S., one will expect to paid almost double that price and in cash. A friend had told me that some of those nice numbers plate cost as much as half of the price of the car itself. Always makes me wonder what kind of businesses are these folks running to afford such items. Also, the price of gas in Vientiane is really expensive comparing to the U.S.. I did some converting and their price of gas is almost $5.30 per gallon. It is understandable because the gas is being driven in from Thailand or Vietnam.
Here are the pictures of all the nice luxury cars I captured during my visit.
This last picture is priceless.. I didn’t think that any Sarm Lor (3 wheels) is still around. We were waiting for the traffic light and I spotted him speeding off. I’m glad that I was quick enough to captured this photo.