Trying to spot endangered Irrawaddy dolphins
Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
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The next day we had arranged to go and see some endangered Irrawaddy dolphins a half an hour tuk tuk ride away. We were kind of expecting them to be inquisitive like the bottled nose dolphins - they were not! They didn't show any interest in any of the ten or so boats filled with tourists on the water, and kept there distance for the entire hour. The only positives we could take from the experience was seeing them closer than we had before, even though we didn't manage to get one decent picture, and that our entrance money helps go towards conserving them as there are only seventy left in the Mekong, when once there were over one thousand.
The next day we set off to Ban Lung...