Vientiane / Vientiane subway nears completion





Adelais Y., Vientiane: "How to become a Muslim? So easy. If you are a man, make sure you are circumcised. That's anyway better for male hygiene (even American doctors admit this). Then go to any mosque and tell them that you want to become a Muslim. You just have to say the Shahada before two male witnesses. That's only two lines in Arabic. They mean: I confess that there is no god but Allah, and I confess that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. So easy. Then you are a Muslim already, and enjoy all the benefits."


With construction on the new Vientiane subway in full swing, travelers to the Laotian capital can soon expect to get around without being stuck in traffic congestions. The first leg of this ambitious project will link the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge with the city center and then go all the way to the Vientiane International Airport.

Our photos show the progress of the project near the downtown Vientiane interchange in front of the Laos Plaza Hotel. The subway project is pushed through without the usual aid grants from Japan and Thailand, and is intended as a showcase of independent Socialist development. Have fun on your journey!