Day 13: Adieu, Laos

Though I walked a lot yesterday, I still had a hard time sleeping last night. I suppose I’m too aware of my surroundings (and freaked out by it), or I’m just too excited about going back to Thailand. I was still up by 1am, re-watching Voice episodes for the nth time. When I got tired of watching them, I switched over to the video shorts that has been sent via e-mail or leeched from YouTube. By 3am, I forced myself to turn off the computer and the lights to get some sleep.

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Breakfast at the Scandanavian Bakery


It was one of those sleeps that you aren’t 100% sure if you slept or not the whole night. I guess since I didn’t wake up tired this morning, I was able to get some sleep for more than 3 hours. It was dark in my room and I do know that I keep on waking up. When I finally checked my phone, I was surprised that it was already 9:57am. There was a window in my room, but it faces to a wall so there’s not much light coming in.

I got up and had a shower, and started to pack my things once more. By 10:50am, I was all set, and was greatly relieved to get out of my room for the last time. I left my backpack and Envirosax bag at the guesthouse, since I don’t want to walk around town carrying those. Besides, the bus will pick me up at the guesthouse, so I would still have to go back. With my camera and laptop in my messenger back, I set off for bruch at the Scandanavian Bakery Cafe.

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Seeing the cakes and pastries on display was a welcoming sight, and I had a hard time choosing whether to get the breakfast set or the lunch set. I settled on the omelet breakfast set that comes with one omelet, 2 kinds of bread, butter & jam, coffee, juice and a fruit bowl. The set costs 29,000 kip. I also ordered this chocolate thing that looked like a beehive that has Sarah Bernhardt on its tip for 9,000 kip, and a 1-hour wi-fi access for 6,000 kip.

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Our bus during the day

I said before that Joma Bakery Cafe was good. But now, the Scandanavian Bakery is my new favorite. The meals here are cheaper and they’re better too. Wi-fi is also cheaper; Joma offers wi-fi at twice the price. I dug into my brunch with gusto. The bread was fantastic. Though I’m not a fan of crusty bread, the bread they served was perfect. It had that crunchy crust, and a very soft inside. And did I mention that it was fresh? The omelet as sinfully good. It was cooked with buttter, instead of regular cooking oil, and inside it has onions, tomatoes, ham and cheese. The chocolate thing was pretty weird though. It had a biscuit that taste like gingerbread, had a chocolate mousse on top and coated with chocolate. It was just weird.

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Still, for 29,000 kip, it was a pretty good and filling brunch. I initially planned on passing the time at Joma after this, but since they have wi-fi here, I figured I’d stay until I have to leave at 4pm. But geez, 5 hours in a cafe? I though I should have bought more wi-fi hours. On second thought, the wi-fi Internet was soooo slow. Urgh.

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The same bus at night

So now I’m back in this Internet shop I’ve been frequenting since I got here. I’m basically just passing time until I have to get back to the guesthouse. I’ve exchanged my dollar to baht, and I’ve received confirmation from my hostel in Sukhumvit. Seems like everything is set for Bangkok.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 2 Comments
  1. mikoy yap says:

    nina!! are you in bangkok? i’m in bangkok! let’s meet up! did you bring your phone? text me, +639177062787. or email me, i’ll check the net later after grabbing breakfast/lunch/snacks. haha!

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