After a coffee in the morning it was time to head to Lao Bao and cross into Laos for a very brief stay.
Laos is not my favorite country to visit but given it's so close I would visit it more often just for fun if they would stop charging $35 for a visa and instead give a free 2 week visa.
Still, this time it had to be done and it is still cheaper to do this than fly out somewhere to renew my visa in Vietnam.
The ride back to Hue was nice and without rain. Lots of great driving on the roads from Khe Sanh to A Luoi and then the road to Hue is also better now and nicer to drive on.