Adounsiri Guest House
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... Buddhists or spirit people and the Akha people are spirit people. They believe that there are many spirits and deeds have to be done to keep the spirits happy. On a recent trip to this village, some tourists touched the sacred entry gate and this was thought to be really bad for the spirits. The tour agency that brought these tourists had to pay the village money and provide them with a pig and a chicken for ceremonial purposes. We told Zouk that we wanted to make sure we ...
... I did have a quick go though, but as it was so busy I didn't want to take too much time. They cooked us a nice meal and we all sat around a bamboo stool. I don't think people here could imagine life without bamboo, we ate some young shoots which were quite nice and I thought they tasted a bit like asparagus, the bigger ones were bitter though, not our cup of tea. Anyway, everyone has a plate and then you help yourselves, a bit like a buffet. We quickly found out that ...
... and a big bag of sticky rice. This impressive spread was supplemented with bananas, mangostines and clementines which we bought that morning at the market. After our sumptuous lunch we had a short rest (in order to begin the digestive process) and while ants finished of the remains that we left behind, Sup and I busied ourselves climbing an enormous tree nearby. We then descended the steep track on the other side of the hill, crossed a stream and made our way up the other ...
... rising out of nowhere to create a sort of valley. We found a bungalow next to the river with a balcony and hammock for $9, and had a delicious curry dinner before crashing out after a long day's travelling. The plan was to get the local long boat ferry the next morning to Muang Ngoi, a village only reached by boat, and our guesthouses owner had told us this was no problem - get a boat there at 11am, and back at 2pm. So at 10:30am, we bought our tickets and waited but thought ...
... training must have consisted of "put all of your weight on every part of the trekkers body even it is some silly part like a kneecap then grab hold of the toes and yank them from their sockets." "Pushing on the muscles hard enough to move them to the other side of the bones is a job well done." When we were not grimacing in pain, we were laughing hysterically. Can you say free until they pull out the bracelets yet again and shove them in your face until you want ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsAdounsiri Guest House Luang Namtha
This guesthouse offer the freewifi, it's clean and it's a good deal for low budget rooms.
However, the hot water is shared so don't expect to have real hot water unless you take your shower around 11PM, in the morning it's nearly cold even at 7AM. The toilet make noise everytime someone use it in the nightboor's room (lak of ventilation) so if you're using it at this time, don't be surprise if bubbles pop up and wet your butt :p
You can have also free coffee and tea but the water is'nt really hot and no sugar.
Overall i would recommend this place, especialy for just one night after or before the trekking, because it's quiet most of the time (not in the main road) and the owner is helpfull with correct english speaking.
If you want to eat, i recommend also the "Papaya restaurant" juste after the corner, their Luang Namtha fried rice is so damn good and the owner (+waiter/waiteresse) are really funny! Good place for cheap breakfast also !
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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