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dirty and no water!!!!!!!!
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... and salad. yum, if this signaled things to come with Laotian food, then we would be looking forward to the rest of the trip.
The only downside of the trip on the first day was a trip to a local Mhong village to stare and take photos of the villagers, and buy souvenirs. The only problem was that we all heard "monk" village, so we were expecting to see monks, and possibly a temple. I think if we had known we were just there ...
... us both into a soggy mess - whilst not pleasant to see (or feel!), the whole group suffered similarly and the caves we explored were most certainly worth it!
Carefully returning down the steps to our slow boat, waiting to carry us the final kilometres along the Mekong, we all took the opportunity for the welcome relief of additional water and the cooling river breeze to return us back to some feeling of normality. As we pulled away from Pak ...
Our tour group consists of us and 2 other couples, both from Australia (Melbourne and MacKay). One couple is in their 70s and the other in their 50s.
Up early for a light breakfast and a 1½ hour drive to the border. Cosy trip with 8 of us (guide plus driver) in a 7 seater vehicle. Not sure why we needed the guide as all they did was drop us off at the border and left.
The Thai side of the border was a matter of taking ...
... at the exchange rate!
And on this note, this is how my first day here in Laos and on the Mekong River finished; with high points! Tomorrow morning, we’ll all be heading further down the river and continue our journey towards Luang Prabang but a stop will be made along the way at an interesting site! You'll just have to wait to find out!
Monique :-) ...
... casting their nets and of endless ranges of mountains.
Once in a while, another “slow longboat” with bright neon colors would cross our path creating waves in the process. Still, nothing could change the fact that I was surrounded with peacefulness and beauty.
As for the river, it was brown in color maybe ...