” Hi Laos”
” Oh Hi America”
” Do you want to take this money and cement and build yourself an airport so you can rebuild your infrastructure?”
” Oh cheers, actually I think we are going to build a replica of the Arc de Triomphe – Laos style”
Vientiane is a bit like Paris through a pair of -7.25 spectacles, squint and you can just see a touch of France, before being run over by a Tuk Tuk.