A lot of money has been spent today. I walked to the Morning Market and bought presents for people back home. The prices seem to have increased since last time I was in Vientiane. In the afternoon I walked to Pha That Luang which tired me out, on the way back I must have been staggering like a drunkard. Pha That Luang was actually better than I thought it would be, more modest, which was welcoming. I've also finally finished the Henry James book so I'm now ploughing my way through Mario Puzo, which is much easier to read. I might exchange/buy books tomorrow and then buy a ticket for the overnight VIP bus to Pakse.