In returning to pay for a tour for the next day, I discover I can save a few bucks by paying in cash. However, I am just a little short on kips.
No problem for the tour agent who offers to drive me on his scooter to the local ATM. I don't think riding on the back of a scooter here has the same “Hell's Angels” reputation as back home, so I take him up on his offer.
Learning a little bit about a local and life in Laos was definitely worth the ride even if I end up losing my good standing with my motorcycle brethren.