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... in the same room as him. She seemed kind and quick to laugh from the start. When we pulled off we were immediately chased by the quirky hotel tour guy hefting a bag on his shoulders - apparently our guide had forgotten his bag - good omen for the trip. 5 minutes later when we all stopped at the town market for supplies it turned out I had left my iphone charging in the hotel bar so who am I to judge?! In the market there was all sorts of offal available to buy for food as well ...
... enough to not be killed instantly and that we had all gotten away from the encounter scot free. After relaying the story to the others as they arrived a minute later we continued on to Muong La.
Muong La is famous for a large gold & bronze Buddha statue that was found buried in the river bank hundreds of years ago and has a story about the villagers of Muong La and Muong Khua fighting over where it should be kept. The people of Muong Khua craftily said ...
Crossing into Laos was a little more complicated than initially thought. We indeed got a bus to Mohan soon after showering in Jinghong, but once at the border, the lady informed us tickets to Luang Namtha were all sold out. We were essentially stuck when I decided to ask how far we were from the Laos border. "Yi gongli (one kilometer)", she said, and laughed. We decided to walk in the pouring rain to the border; it wasn't hard to find. China’s departure gate was a ...
... around the city which in the end takes around 3 hours. It's an exhilarating but exhausting bike ride through some beautiful landscapes. We pass by signs to small local villages but with light fading we decide to carry on to back it back in time for sunset. Along the main road locals wave and say hello. We pass a few restaurants with loud music blaring and locals singing karaoke. At one rest stop we hear Maroon 5, Moves Like Jaggar, being played really loudly from somewhere in a ...
... us on their scooter (yes a couple of kids on one scooter0 setting up a road block and pouring buckets of water over us! luckily my camera and phone in my back came out unscathed.
Accomodation: Manichang hotel $4 pp per night
Food:various at night market $2-4, pad thai (noodles)
Activities: cycle around countryside $3.5 per day
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