Agree the Mukdahan covered parking is worth the extra, and the Laos tuk-tuk drivers are a rip-off (even the Laos bus driver was complianing last time, said they would, 'Get us a bad name'.... I kept a straight face when my wife translated. This is a bit off topic but - what's it like dong a border hop at Nakhon Phanom or Mukdahan? I've got a ME 'O' visa and usually make a day-trip of my 90 day border run. I feel a bit uncomfortable with simply going across the bridge, grabbing my Laos visa, walking round the building and back out again. Any problems at either? Thanks.