Charming Lao Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... the village and some of the things happening there. These villages are regularly visited by the tourists so we were as much on show as they were. Our driver was excellent and avoided many collisions on the mostly single lane dirt and pot hole road. We could have collided with: cattle, water buffalo, goats, dogs, chickens, people, other 4WD's, TRUCKS!!!, and hundreds of scooters. But no problems. Enjoy the photos. Thanks for reading Stephen and ...
... sleeper bus) at 7am from the border and arrive in Luang Prabang at 5pm. This journey apparently takes about 22 hours, sounds pretty good right? We were so chuffed that we were going all the way to Luang Prabang as people only tend to stop before that if they have to as there is nothing exciting to do there. It turned 7pm and the 6.10pm bus still hadn't arrived. Eventually the guy at the Queen Hotel chauffeured us one by one up the road to the side of a ...
... it look positively Oscar worthy by comparison.
Once everyone had arrived, we got started with the shamanic ceremony. The head man gave a really nice speech about welcoming us to visit and wishing us well and then Ken translated for us (he had actually been flicking thorough the TV channels during the speech but managed to still give us a good summary of the main points). The ceremony is performed if someone goes on a journey, gets married or leaves to go to university and ...
... area, full of character and set up for sophisticated tourists such as myself ( nice restaurants, cafes and bars). However, rather than Chinese style architecture, the streets are full of colonial style buildings regularly interspersed with beautifully maintained temples. As you can imagine, I have a great many temple pictures for you all to enjoy. After lunch at one of the afore mentioned sophisticated cafes, watching backpackers look horrified at the prices ...
Nothing much to report but a long days travel with a stop off at Oudem Xai, pretty northerly and already seeing signs of the current and largely imminent influx of Chinese in to Laos. Not to bore you with politics but from conversations it seems China are piling money in to the country and have loads of Chonese living down, similar to what ...