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Why did the Monk cross the road?

Not sure as a women there not allowed to talk to me but we are seeing more & more, there orange robes standing out as they go about there lives.

Believe me when I say it's been a tough day : ) we continued our cruise up the MekongC7B5C84DE20C496BD081BE700F1E483A.jpg to our destination of Luang Prabang, were here for two whole nights!!! Not packing & moving on for 2 days!! Ok so cruising isn't tough but we stopped at Pak Ou caves & the steps ... There not a uniform size here some have got to be at least 60cm high no kidding. The cave is full of Buddhas

We arrived in Luang Prabang & instantly wanted to get back on the boat not only did we gave more horrible steps but the heat had returned along with its mate humidity. The air cons in our hotel work awesome when there not on fan.....

We took a bike ride to the Wat Xieng Thong, no gears on the bikes make the slight inclines hard work wondering if I'm at boot camp instead of contiki.
We were rewarded with some local alcohol snake whiskey, just a little strong but were all cured of everything.


Sorry this pic is for your neck exercises

Posted by ChristieA 08:19 Archived in Laos Tagged laos asia Comments (1)

Scratching Laos off my Map

Our drive from Chiang Rai to the Laos border was dotted with large mountains of limestone rising randomly up through the rice paddys, cute little wooden shacks would also appear, the a village & repeat.


Crossing the border was relatively simple receive a stamp to say your leaving Thailand, jump on a bus through no mans land, complete visa forms, get passport back, goodbye.

A tuk tuk took us to our slow boat, road rules in Asia are pretty non existent or make I yup as you go. Our slow boat is this long boat that just putts down the river, plenty tables & chairs to sit, charging points (but no wifi), the roof opens, bar & western toilets. It was so relaxing just to putt down the river, there's just something healing, almost magical about south east Asia. Mountains looked untouched but you would realise there was a power line there,you would see people by the rivers edge & wonder how they got there, villages perched high on the mountains, so beautiful not sure how ill tough out another day of it.


Pakeng is quiet but I dare say in a few years it'll be more commercial there building a resort as its the overnight stop for boats. Out guest house is perched almost overlooking the water there's mention that we may see elephants in the morning if were early enough

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