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    [QUOTE=Midnitemapper;18076]Roof top bar, can't wait for the grand opening!
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    Guess the grand opening was last thursday evening as there were lots of people inside all dressed up nicely with, many with bouquets of flowers and other goodies and plenty of police mis-managing the traffic
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    Well, your photos do show that they are closed but the opening ceremony was on Thursday 23 August and the header in the news (:: KPL :: Lao News Agency) indicates that they are supposed to be open for the public:

    Vientiane fountain opened for public

    By Soulaphone Kanyaphim
    (KPL) An over 10-billion kip reconstructed fountain, located in heart of Vientiane Capital, Xieng Ngeun village, Chanthabouly district,Vientiane Capital was officially opened for public on 23 August. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Somsavat Lengsavad, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof, Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara and Vientiane Mayor, Mr. Soukanh Mahalath and other high-officials.

    Vice Director of Asia Investment and Finance Service Company, Mr. Pheutsapha Phoummasack said the renovation project of fountain area began studying in 2009 as the result the renovation work kicked off at the end of 2011. The fountain is designed to be a tourism centre, a public relaxing during free times and welcoming for the 9th ASEM on November. The Asia Investment and Finance Service Company was granted for 30 years concession on a total area of 4,000 square metres. Nam Phou has a history of more than 100 years during French colonialism, the area as was designed as a fresh market before being developed in to a fountain 50 years ago.
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    LR, correct, the Fountain is opened, "The Mix" restaurant is not.

    Mekong river levels at Vientiane

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    Free floating logs and canoes are rescued

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    The swift current has disrupted HHH dredging operations

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    If your not mappin your nappin.

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    Midnite Mapper's (how old now?) birthday party at Eric's restaurant in Vientiane


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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMphil View Post
    Will definatly be stopping there on my next Vientiane trip, knowing how Eric operates, there's no doubt this will be a huge success.








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    I am not sure what GPS format was being used by the original poster of

    Ban GAI House of Chicken

    But just to avoid confusion here are the coords in
    DMM

    N17 56.599
    E102 37.609

    Just having chook and beer with Eric now

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravellingStrom View Post
    I am not sure what GPS format was being used by the original poster of

    Ban GAI House of Chicken

    But just to avoid confusion here are the coords in
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    N17 56.599
    E102 37.609

    Just having chook and beer with Eric now
    The format used by the original poster was DDD (dd.ddddd) or Decimal Degrees. The other formats are Degree Minutes (DMM or dd/mm.mmm) and Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS or dd/mm/ss.s). Easy to convert to other formats and back using the method in the picture below:

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    Second Joma Bakery in Vientiane


    Big with lots of space and covered parking, much more relaxed than the Joma in the center of town. Co-ords:



    N17.97492 E102.63095




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    The Highland Bar

    Another plug for the Highland Bar in Vientiane. Good food, cold beer and very nice sunsets along the Mekong. The Bar/Restaurant is located at coordinates N17.96672 E102.59106 (see map below)

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    With some luck you have these kinds of sunset looking over the Mekong (picture by "The Big Fellah")


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    Ray's Grille

    Ray's Grille

    Apparently best Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and burgers in town. Enjoy it with a cold Beer Lao or with one of their imported micro-brew beers from the US. Owned by an American guy who is the main cook and the cashier so at peak times it may take some time to either get your food or get the bill. Delicious food albeit a bit greasy at times so not really a place for the health conscious people.

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    Located at N17.96716 E102.60191 on Sihom Rd close to the junction of the Souvannavong (Luang Prabang) Rd. with Setthathirat Rd. and Khoun Boulom Rd. or have a look at the map below



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    Pizza da Roby also known as PdR

    Located along Sihom Rd. which in itself is becoming a bit of a backpacker place, Pizza da Roby located at the western end of Sihom Rd. at N17.96882 E102.60012 serves what quite a few people call the best pizza in Vientiane. Besides pizza's (whole pizza, pizza by the slice or specialty pizza's) they also have other Italian food on the menu.

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