It was a sunny day in the capital and we decided it would be a good day to see the arc the Triomphe called Patuxai (literally meaning Victory Gate). It’s a war monument built between 1957 and 1968, dedicated to the people who fought for the independence of the country against France. We had to cross some roads which was pretty much an adventure in itself (as it is in most country’s in South East Asia). We were lucky enough to find that the frangipani trees were in blossom and I could pick up one and sniff its delicate smell.
For a small fee we were allowed to climb the arc. The only things inside were some local entrepreneurs with loads and loads of overpriced souvenirs. Still the view from the top was worth the climb.