Royal Mekong Nong Khai
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... point is that his family had escaped across the Mekong River in 1974 to get away from war torn Laos. I have a much better understanding of his trip to Canada now and am so much richer for getting to know this side of Saksay. He is an amazing person and I can only say that what he is doing to show us around is not easy for him and that it is a very self less thing he is doing. Traveling by yourself is one thing...adding another 6 people into your winter "escape", like he is doing...is ...
... ago. They are still there, and while it is gradually getting a little smarter, but it is still incredibly chilled. Rasta-haired Germans and gap year kids from Leeds rub shoulders with, well, ex-bankers! It is incredibly low key and relaxing. Most accommodation is actually on facing the river, or even on it, and there is great fish and fruit ( as well as "happy smoothies, whatever they are?)
... depict Buddha meditating under the protection of a seven-headed Naga snake, the wheel of life, elephants and dogs plus much more. He died in 1996 and you can see a few unfinished 7 storey high Sculptures never to be completed.
After visiting the sculpture park, we decided to ride around and try and find the picturesque paddy fields. I was following Tim who was reading the map....well we never made it to no paddy fields, instead we ended up biking ...
... are now totally up to date! We also made a list of some letter photos that we still need to take, and so we then went down to the park area to start ticking some off. A little after 4 we headed for our favourite donut stall to stock up on treats for our long bus journey ahead. We found a new delight in a vanilla custard donut and bought half a dozen of those too!
... be allowed into Vietnam with the damaged passport. As they do not have the equipment to issue Emergency Travel Documents (and replacement passports take up to 4 weeks to source from Hong Kong) we had to make do with an official letter from them stating that the passport was genuine and did belong to the boy concerned and just take our chances when we crossed the land border from Dansavanh to Lao ...