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... book a tour with car and driver to the Plain of Jars for the following day..$25 per person.We declined a hustler offer from the bus station.Lots of other tourists,
Everybody seems to be using the lonely Planet guide book.
It was a rainy day.
We ate at the Bamboozle Restaurant.including the 2 ladies.
We talk ...
... of the Northern Annamite Mountains. Situated on a plateau, clusters of 100 to 400 jars are found nestled on sloping plains and mountainsides.
Before we took off we bought tickets from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan (the closest city to the Plain of Jars) that cost us LAK 125,000 per person. They picked us up from or hotel at 8.30 and brought us to the minibus station where we had to change. We got on another minibus and departed again at about 9.30. The journey lasted approx. ...
... behind and rolling farm land unfolded before us. Beautiful rice fields that stretched for miles with farmers going about their daily business. Eventually we rolled into the small bus station at Phonsavan and were greeted by the usual van drivers all with some friends guesthouse that they knew about. We hadn't done any reading about where to stay there so we hopped into a van along with Sophie and Gavin and headed to this dudes place. At the least it would be a free lift to ...
... mountains and rolling hills used for grazing cattle. Every time we pass a river I spot kids playing or bathing in them. What a life for a kid! When the village doesn't have a river (ie on the sides of mountains) then you will pass kids standing under a tap on the side of the road, naked, laughing as they play under the water together.
It's a relief to get to town and refresh. It’s not a particularly touristy (western) town and most locals do ...
... 8211; remain scattered around. That’s why we’re heading there anyway! We board the bus, and admire the questionable interior, and the bus just about fills up as we set off some 30 minutes late. Once out of town we stop again – no idea why until a couple of people, who clearly know the driver and mate, turn up and hop on board. Guess we’d better get used to this in Laos! We head south down towards Vientiane, the capital of Laos, then ...