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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... shining in the light, art, architecture. So much to take in and only 20mins to do it in. We soon got to It a bit camera happy but the detail in, on and around was mad. Unfortunately part of it had started to crack and crumble inside but you could still see the artists modern paintings of the twin towers, superman, angry birds etc. a bit out there but it would be boring if they were all traditional, and we've seen plenty of those! After that we got back into the bus ...
... of wooden planks. It The windows were open, and the ride was cold. My jacket helped shield me from the wind, so I was actually okay, but Blake and Shaun were freezing. Dalton had brought his synthetic jacket, and Sam his rain jacket. We exited the city, occasionally stopping along the way to pick up passengers - usually middle-aged women carrying knapsacks and what not. Riding through the country side was a beautiful experience. The sun crept over the ...
We were due to picked up at 745am and after a lukewarm shower (I hate those little boxes on the wall can never get them to work properly) we packed all our stuff and enjoyed some Thai pastries courtesy of the hotel owners ( lovely couple).
The mini bus took us to Thai immigration and then we had to board a special bus to cross the bridge to Laos immigration. Paid our visa fees and headed off to ...
... the pound, the Lao Kip was more of a challenge at 12000 to the pound. So off we went to the ATM to become instant Kip millionaires. Next, we headed for our boat which we had mixed expectations of - described as "reasonably comfortable" in the trip notes, we were prepared for a no frills couple of days. But again, pleasantly surprised by a very spacious interior, kitted out with recycled bus seats (some even reclined), bathroom ...
... on the slow boat cruising along the Mekong. We played cards with Livvy and Darryl, a little girl came and joined us, and became Helin's mascot. She kept giving me evils, because I was looking at Helin's cards, we were playing cheat though. Our room was actually worst than the night before but the place did have puppies. There was also an Indian restaurant, and the food was really good, we did have a small crowd around the table at one point ...