Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club
Travel Blogs from Chiang Saen
... our tree house. When we returned our dinner had been delivered by a couple of woman who live in a bungalow in the jungle. They'd also set up all our beds for the night. Dinner was so tasty, we had a spread of yummy Laos cooked veggies and rice plus some spicy pork. After all that trekking we all thoroughly enjoyed a nice cooked meal! Once the sun had set the treehouse was in total darkness apart from a small Solar light suspended from the ceiling and our torches. As it was only ...
... all the other boats. I decided to splash out a bit on a more comfortable boat for the 2 day cruise to Luang Prabang. There are stories of more than 100 backpackers crammed onto the normal tourist boats, which, if you are lucky, have car or airplane seats. It's much quieter today, given the time of year, so maybe that wouldn't have been issue but the Shompoo boat definitely looks more comfortable and there are only 5 of us on board (a British couple in their sixties and 2 ...
... with some welcome zip lining on the way. It included a 500 meter cable over a long valley. There was around 300 meters from the wire to the river, and to the left the valley opened into a breathtaking scene. Surely not to be beaten, well not for an hour or so. We arrived at Treehouse number 5, three stories and panoramic views. I stood in the rain shower looking over the canopy. The cooling water drips offs your body through the slatted floor and turns to ...
... we were woke with a start at about 6.30 by banging on the door and shouts of "you wake up now". Quick cold shower and packed our things, no breakfast then climbed on the back of a pickup truck (Laura luckily got a seat in the cab) to head down to the new friendship bridge. Checked our of thailand, bought a bus ticket across the bridge and paid for our visa, including the extra couple of dollars they sting you for due to the so called weekend rate.
... passports with a travel agent over three days as we took a huge 32 hour bus journey into Vietnam. It creates an ongoing feeling of dread, leaving your passport with a stranger for 3 days, but when we finally retrieved them along I with our very pricey Vietnam Visas, it was a welcome relief, easing the stresses of stomach cramps and headaches, now just another day on a bus and we would be in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, and some volunteering in the mountains close to the Chinese ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet