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... funds locally-managed development in the villages. Government/NGO initiatives abound, eco-projects to save the bears, the elephants, the old forests, plant life, village life... or, fund a boat on the Mekong set up as a reading school.
For us the Mekong is a peaceful, broad but still fast-moving river between its wooded banks with a backdrop of blue, jungle-covered mountain range upon range. At sunset it turns pink.
Till the rains come, it is still low. Beacons, ...
... while I made the beef stew and Ryan prepared the chicken for the salad and the Lemongrass chicken. It was a lot of fun cooking and when we were done they served everything up and served it to us at the restaurant. Everything tasted amazing (except the beef stew, which tasted good but unusual. Apparently the locals love it but not always the tourists). The spring rolls were our favourite by far and the simplest to make. Definitely making those ...
... beautiful scenery scattered liberally along the way. Before we began turning 180 with our thoughts, we were thankful to arrive at Pakbeng - our one-night stop over. Even the pouring rain could not dampen (pardon the pun) our glee at finally being on dry land (pardon the pun once again). Our encounter with Pakbeng was brief so we will spare you the details - although the definite highlight was watching a ...
... original palace is now a museum and there
is also a small temple in the grounds.
We’ve given Tilly a thorough clean inside and out, got our laundry done and stocked up on a few things at the supermarket. There isn’t the variety there is at home, very little frozen goods, and no fruit, vegetables and meat. You need to buy those at the local markets.
... placed all throughout the cave. Next up, we had a pit stop for a fried rice lunch in a small village followed by local rice wine & whiskey (called Lao Lao) tasting. All of this was enjoyable but I was anxious to get to the final stop of the day, the Kuang Si Waterfalls.
I've made it a habit of only briefly looking at pictures online beforehand of major sites to make sure I can have that initial shock and awe experience in person. I did this with Angkor Wat as well ...