TripAdvisor Reviews Surinphone Hotel Luang Namtha
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... for the last 3 months, just as well we like it, but we do like to buy bread when we can get it.
We slept in our vehicles in the car park of one of the big duty free shops. It was a little bright because the shops are decorated in lots of neon and other coloured signage, but it was flat and quiet.
We had to backtrack about 20 kms to a corner and the head of in the direction of Oudamxai. The first bit of the road was excellent but it just got worse and worse after the first ten kilometeres. It was quite mountainous and steadily climbed quite high. But it was the road surface that was the biggest problem. Potholes, drops and in some places just sharp rock. Once we had to stop while two trucks sorted ...
... After food we headed back through the village to meet our tuk tuk driver. We then drove/walked around about 5 of the local villages learning about the different tribes, their traditions and meeting the people. The children were all friendly waving and saying hello. Eventually we got worn out and heades back to town to chill out before having to junp on our overnight bus to our next stop in Laos, Luang Prabang. ...
... pretty relieved to be off even just to take a break before their onward journey. Even the girl who was throwing up managed to give Nicole a smile at this point. We noticed a French couple who had also got off - they looked to be late forties, he had his shirt undone apart from the bottom button (why?) and she had a somewhat spaced out look on her face. The lady was trying to find her travel pillow which she'd lost on the bus somewhere. Nicole noticed this and told her it was behind ...
... we played some silly card games, chatted, and passed away the hours in peace. The accommodation was humble, but cozy. We had another beautiful, freshly made meal that evening, prepared by the guides, and then hunkered under our mosquito nets for the night. We were lucky, and being dry season, there were almost no bugs at all. Relieving as this is a distinct malarial zone, and close to where all the new mutant strains come to life.