Making our way down to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, we weren’t quite sure what to expect but with a population of only around 240,000 people it has a very easy going vibe that we were happily drawn to. We also figured that while we were there we’d apply for longer tourist visa for Thailand that could only be done outside of Thailand. This gave us a couple days to explore this quiet capital and enjoy some chill time along the beautiful riverside promenade.
After spending a month in Thailand then heading into Laos we knew we would be going back to stay in Thailand for more than a couple months so we figured it’ll be best to apply for a longer visa than the regular “30 days on arrival” you usually get when entering the country.
This meant applying for a Double Entry 60-day Tourist Visa. This visa can only be obtained outside of Thailand and, for us, the easiest place to get it was in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.