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Day 92 - Tuesday 25 November Up at 2.30am to get taxi to Bangkok Airport. Whilst packing up Nic finds cockroach on zip of her backpack. Peter runs out of bathroom thinking she has been attacked. Both stand around thniking what to do. Decide to kick bag around room for a while. Then use wire coat hanger to try to weedle it out. It appears and we run …
... was a storm and lots of lightning. I slept through it Nick, Maegen, Emma, mum and dad keep on talking about "how can you sleep through that"?
The next day we went ziplining. We had to absail down the tree. Pang was letting us down the tree and it was lots of fun. We were 25 m of the ground and he just dropped us. I was still on the rope and then he dropped me and it felt like I had just jumped out of the tree. We went back on the motor boat, then we went to ...
... and mountains from the road perspective.
The city seduced us to stay a little longer than we first expected, but after a
week it was time to move on. Together with Deborah we took a slooowww bus (10
hours for 230 km) to Phonsavan, where we visited the Plain of Jars the hard way
(by bicycle over the hills). They are very large and ancient jars, and up to now
their origin and purpose is still unknown.
We also watched a documentary about the ...
... at a nearby cafe and I decided to play it safe and go for the muesli and yoghurt. It was really good and although I got full near the end I was happy I managed to finish something in one sitting. Kirsty had a fry up that came with baked beans, which she had been craving lately as nowhere along our travels had served them (except one cafe in Copacabana that said they would take two hours to make).
We spent the remainder of the morning watching Disney's Up on the ...
While our friends Paul and Glenda were visiting we flew to Luang Prabang for a weekend visit.
It was the former royal capital and is situated on the banks of the Mekong. It has UNESCO World Heritage status and lots of colonial buildings.
We caught an early flight on Saturday morning from Vientiane and were at our hotel by 11. We stayed at a small guest house/hotel called the Lao Wooden House. It had only eight rooms and was basic but comfortable and centrally ...