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I found out about The Hoongthip Hotel from an individual I met at the Thai/Laos border. The Hoongthip was his choice of preference in the city of Savannakhet after having stayed at a few other lesser priced establishments on a previous trip. I took his word for it and spent one night at the hotel. As I have only spent minimal time in the country, I have nothing to compare the hotel's standards to. To compare it to Thailand would be unfair as Thailand's economy, inclusive of the tourist industry is much more prosperous than that of Laos. The Hoongthip is also the only hotel Savannakhet offers that I've been to, in any capacity (i.e. checking out rooms). I've stayed in … [Read more...]
Transcript Hello Pig!!(Gies), Buriram - Mukdahan - Over The Friendship Bridge - Hello Savannakhet, Laos. - Mukdahan. Savannakhet is a mellow little place and is the only place, other than cities within close proximity, (i.e. Surin) that remind me of Buriram. I wonder if this is similar to what Buriram looked like 5+ years ago?? To Note: Upon arriving at the hotel in Mukdahan, the guy working laughed while speaking to me. Apparently I was speaking Isaan. This further puts things together as I thought I was speaking Thai.?? Let's see what happens when I get out of Isaan … [Read more...]