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... adventure and luckily they had space. This was undoubtbly the highlight of our trip. We started in the Bokeo National Park with a small trek before starting an epic zip lining course. This was something that at first terrified me - we had to sign a disclaimer in the office before we started and it contained phrases like 'travelling at 150 metres above the ground'! As it was, they started us out on the smaller lines and by the time you ended up on the bigger ...
... traditional village and the towering cranes building the modern bridge - struck me as an indicator of what we may indeed see as we continued our journey: how the traditions of these ancient and learned cultures are having to adapt to the introduction of modern necessities to allow them to continue in their development. I wondered how many other such examples we would see as we continued through Laos and onwards to Vietnam and Cambodia?
We arrived ...
... other Thailand. We docked on the Loas side. We then had to get a tuk tuk to get to the Loss boarder to exit, we then had to get a bus to the Thai border, and then we were on our way to our hotel, thank god. It was a bit of a faff but it was nice to be on solid land.
After a roasting afternoon on the boat we were mega pleased to find out that that the hotel had a pool. Our too was cute, it was all wooden and glossed concrete as was locked by a padlock,which was a ...
... later, the guy called us a bus to get to the terminal on the Thai side of the new friendship bridge (75baht each) And off we went! The old process of crossing the border used to involve getting a small boat across the river, however with the opening of the new bridge in December 2013, the route now took us over the bridge on a bus- at the cost of 20baht. The bridge isn't overly big- could definitely walk it, but there seemed no option to do so...! So we had ...
... did its job by giving me peace of mind.
Michel was already up and having his shower. At least this allowed me several more minutes of snoozing since it was only 5:30am. Glancing at the window's bamboo curtains, the first glimpse of light could be seen creeping inside the room through its cracks.
For a short ...
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