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... We then went onto a cool reggae bar which was essentially someones front garden! But it reminded us of Bali with the raised tables as seats. After a few Changs we headed back to our hut, in the pitch black and pouring rain (how we made it across the bamboo bridge we do not know!)
The Journey to Laos
We had booked a trip from Pai to Luang Prabang in Laos by bus and then slow boat. It was a 2 day trip. We left at 6pm in the evening and had a 7 hour minibus journey ...
... through, but a local bus which people can just hail down on the side of the road. We stopped somewhere for a meal break & were inundated with young girls selling dried meat on sticks, about 8 of them on the bus. They left us alone but really hassled some of the local people. Finally we arrived at a bus station at 8.45pm. Despite not having a clue where we were, we knew we weren't at Savannakhet. It's the 2nd largest city in Laos. & this appeared ...
... A short sprint and a jump through the door, we were safely back on board and heading to our final destination. The fresh fish was now starting to smell putrid.
Looking at the landscape from the window, Laos seems to be a little more backward and untouched than Vietnam.
Around 10pm we were violently ejected from the bus along with our bags. Thankfully a Lao girl spoke English and explained we were MILES away from Savannkhet (where we ...
... our trip. Neither of us are very techie, but we're confident the two of us can pull it off. Stay tuned!
We have been so busy and had so much new sensory perception that I haven't had time to actually process all I've learned on this trip. I look forward to some quiet time to connect with it all. I do know that I appreciate more than ever: fresh air, clean drinking water, toilet paper.
I know the Lao people have shown me ...
... the day before) and practising his English with the monks there. Unfortunately he got off pretty soon and we were left playing hide and seek with the toddler in front of us for some time. Funny how that game never gets old. This couplde with the toddler also had a chicken with them...A live one chilling around their feet for the whole 6 hour journey! We also stopped somewhere and picked up loads of piglets which were passed from person to person and put into sacks on the ...