Sooksomboon Guest House
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... distance apart incorporating a fantastic walk through the pine trees and the undulating hills of the surrounding area, providing some context to these intriguing archaeological sites. There are more than 90 sites in total, with only seven open to the public. The area has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site but even if it achieves this status in the near future, it is definitely a top historical wonder of Laos. Each site is fundamentally the same, huge stone jars, some ...
... all around and it was
certainly a very different and picturesque journey for us both there.
Anyway, after reaching the cave (and having to go all the
way back to our guest house again to get our money, doh!) we hired a boat and a
‘guide’ and entered the mouth of the enormous cave entrance for the start our spooky
adventures underground in the dark….
Well we would love to show you what we found, but cave
photography is not a skill ...
We jumped on our first local bus to Konglor Cave, which was quite an experience! We had countless stops and were joined by locals selling food, and shipping their goods to their remote villages. We bought some unripe mango, with a spicy chilli salt and boiled corn on the cobs! We shared the journey with a crazy French dude who has spent most of his life hitch hiking around the world, and a lovely girl from Leeds ...
... but we clambered over all the boxes and got our seats.The journey was odd with the driver and the numerous men that worked for bus/courrier company made random stops so they could buy food, or watermelons from about 4 identical stalls which each must have had over 60 melons stacked high, or they just stopped to take a pee at the side of the road. See the next blog entry to hear about the rest of the ...
... by though the bus window and a semi conscious dream state. I have to say I am getting pretty good at these long hauls, but it still surprises me how tired you feel after sitting all day and being under the schedule of a travel day. So needless to say when our bus pulled up to a guesthouse and I was offered a private room for $10 a night I didn't bother looking any further. I managed as a result of stating for three nights (apparently not a common length of ...
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