I am mostly looking for information from Rufuscat and bluecramp whose posts I see here often. I asked the same question about a year ago: Is the Beer Lao brewery open now for tours and such? I remember at the time it was under construction, so I did not bother to see if it was open when I was in VTE last January. I will be in town again next Jan., and I have more time so would like to visit the brewery if it is open.
Also is there any change in ATMs? I was unable to get cash using ATMs because my cards are not in the network recognized by Lao banks. I have a card that is in Plus, Money Pass, Interlink, Co-op, and Star networks. Not a big deal since I can bring dollars and baht, but ATM convenience is preferred. Many thanks.