Royal Dokmaideng Hotel
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... in front of the temple / museum. a couple of standard fairground games lined one whole strip with gun and dart throwing being used to shoot targets or burst balloons. The 'Bun That Luang' festival for the November full moon, we catch the end of the week long festivities which are preceded by a three day religious ceremony. Unbelievably after walking all that way the other three weren't interested in actually going in or staying around to enjoy the festivities, so we ...
... I also bought a small leather man tool with sturdy scissors that can trim toenails. At ten o clock we were introduced to our replacement bikes. Not as flash as we have been used to but they will have to do. We fitted out pedals and made minor adjustments so we are ready to ride tomorrow. Then if was off to the ...
... is a lot of independent farmyard activity going on along and across the road – water buffalo, cows, ducks, chickens, pigs -they all seem to be on the move without any visible supervision. It's as if they decide where to go and when.
*Another noticeable thing about travelling through villages is how very small children are out and about going places without being accompanied by an adult. In the UK, parents would be considered ...
... we paid our 5000 Kip each (less than 50p) and as we walked around the corner saw an array of Buddhist and Hindu statues laid put before us. The park had been set up in the late 1950s and had been receiving donations ever since. The statues themselves were on a large scale with one of the largest being a reclining Buddha (like the one we had seen in Thailand though shorter in length and made of stone) called Buddha Dead. Another particularly ...
... fit and healthy.
The next day I spend walking around the city but do not find particularly inspiring. There are some interesting Wats (Temples), an OK museum and a rather impressive Presidential Palace but unfortunately it is not open to the public. The rest of the time I spend wandering eating from various food stalls. I have hardly drunk any alcohol in the last year and probably only had about 3 or 4 beers. BeerLao is definitely one of the tastiest beers I've ...