I've just arrived in Vientiane and will be heading north at some point along Rte 13. Just wanted to check with anyone if they have encountered any problems along the route since the last attacks.
All's probably fine but I just wanted to check.
I am headed to Vang Vieng tomorrow from Vientiane and on to Luang Prabang in a few days right up Rte 13. Everything I hear is that the road is fine. If something should happen, avenge my death. And enjoy the holiday tomorrow....
Ok, for an update, I arrived safely in Luang Prabang. If you stop in Vang Vieng, spend the extra dollar and take the minibus (not the VIP bus that took 8 hours and 3 mechanical stops) to Luang Prabang. The road is fine, although there are armed people (I assume soldiers but not in uniform) along the road at points. Bring water and something to snack on as the drivers may or may not stop depending on their mood, time table, etc. Hope it helps.