After spending the whole day travelling from Hue I finally arrived in Savannakhet, Laos. Even that I had paid for air conditioned tourist bus, the one waiting on the other side of the boarder was the one in the picture. This small town, Savannakhet, in southern Laos looks like a ghosttown, with abandoned old buildings in french colonial style it could just have been an almost abandoned town in Lousiana.
The big difference from Vietnam is that people here are more friendly (not that aggressive when it comes to offering services or selling stuff) and they take every opportunity to speak some English with foreigners. Overall Laos feels more relaxed than Vietnam and will hopefully be a pleasant stay.