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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... were elephants on the other side of the river was truely humbling !! Second day was good some small incidents when all the men from the boat had to get off and heave it off the sandbank where it was stuck !!!
Was very funny !
To add to the merry band of brothers we met 2,Mexican guy s and they have a job in a hostel in luang prabang sounds a bit crazy place but we are all going there with them !!
The Mekong river trip was amazing apart from a little numb bum ...
I was picked up at 5am from my hostel and dropped off with others doing the same trip at the Thai border. Passing through the Thai side of the border was simple, wait in a single line for your exit date to be stamped in your passport. Our group then boarded a bus which took us over the Friendship bridge crossing the Mekong river.
When we arrived at the Lao side it was mayhem, you had to get into one line to ...
... more of a deprived country than Thailand. The weather meant we didn't want to walk too far as it was still pouring with rain. We found a restaurant at another guest house where we ate 'find' rice and eventually spring rolls over deep chats about luck, karma and outlooks on life. Very very deep. Laos currency is kip, about 13000 kip is £1 - our first impression is that Laos is more expensive than Thailand as our meal came to 96000 whereas we usually pay ...
... what it was but have been really curious. We heard it at their guesthouse and mentioned it. They told us it was a gecko. Which makes sense because one of the noises kinda sounds like "geck-o". It's funny because one night in the cabin at Pai we heard those noises. The noises were so loud that they sounded like they were in our room but we couldn't see anything, we even threw a pillow at our window curtain before checking it to see nothing. It was just a few harmless geckos, pretty ...
... we meandered through the valley surrounded by the towering green hills. The river is dotted with jagged rocks sticking out the water and the boat zig zagged betweèn them all. There were also many whirlpools but they had no effect on the boat. Speed boats and fishermen on long canoes went about their business oblivious to our presence. I did notice that none of them were actually catching fish, which made me feel a bit better about my own lack of ...