Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel
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... and 2.Middy walks.
Visited the UXO museum.Misery and destruction of US bombs to Laos.
Laos is the most bombed country in the world.
Went to the market and bought rambutan and lichess.
Restaurant in town decorated with bombs.
Ate dinner at Bamboozle Restaurant with the French ladies.Dining Korean style.
Pizza and local mushroom soup.
... 3 times per week).
Once we were holding the tickets to our next destination we decided to look for another guesthouse that would be closer to the bus station which was situated 6km from the city center. The main reason was that we didn't want to hire a tuk-tuk really early in the morning since the negotiation power is usually very low in these situation and they would probably rip us off. Later we had to transport all our stuff from the previous guesthouse to the new one ...
... I went to bed.
The next day we headed out with Mr Lee to see three different sites of these curious stone Jars that we had heard about. They date back to the iron age and the most likely explanation is that they were used as burial chambers at the time but nobody is sure for definite. An hour later and we arrived at the first site and parked up. Mr Lee was a really good guide and he talked us through various things one of which was how careful we needed to be when ...
... messes with your nerves just a little bit, especially when you are on your own and have a tendency to do crazy things and trying to assess if you are being too casual or too paranoid on this particular occasion. Probably too paranoid; but on this occasion I suppose it’s better to be paranoid and alive right?
I can’t get over the fact I’m riding these dirt tracks and haven’t had any bad accidents. It takes all your ...
... down and see some of the bigger groups. The jars are all fairly similar in design, but vary in size from one to three metres tall. Some are broken while others have been tipped over (there was a lot of bombing on these sites, and also fighting too – there’s still bomb craters and evidence of tanks around!) We wander down to a nearby limestone cave, which is open to the top and where evidence has been found to suggest it was a cremation chamber – ...