Friday morning I will be arriving in Vientiane after having had taken the overnight train from Bangkok to Nong Khai. It is my understanding that from the Lao side of the border there is a local bus which goes to the Talat Sao bus station. My question is this: can I get transportation from Talat Sao to Vang Vien, or will I need to go to the Northern Bus Station? If I do need to go to the Northern Station, would I be able to do so by motorcycle taxi? Thanks for any suggestions.