Mekong River Villa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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... The glass mosaics were absolutely beautiful. They sparkled in the sun. We learned that they recently refurbished one part of the Wat (thus, the high sparkle) for $215,000. Outside contractors taught the locals how to do it and the local craftsman were working on the second temple (using hand tied bamboo scaffolding). After the Wat, opportunity struck and we negotiated a one hour boat ride along the Mekong for $20. We picked up a few Beer Laos and took the ...
... market experience, we walked up the road past the central Wat (temple) where we observed novice monks clearing the Wat grounds of weeds as their daily form of exercise. By this time, the monks had been up for several hours given that they go out to give alms and collect food at 5:30am! This we will hopefully see on Monday before we leave town once again if I can get up that early!! Walking past the old Royal Palace that was (now the National Museum, complete with ...
... out what I could eat. The food was put on a small table in the centre & you helped yourself. It included steamed as well as sticky rice, mushrooms, chicken, bamboo shoots, the hottest chilli sauce & things we didn't know what they were. We had a great night & he was very sorry that we would be leaving the next day. Unfortunately, they don't have internet & ...
... more diverse than the US (so they say). It has been communist since 1975, making it my first visit to a communist country (high five!..?). It is a Buddhist country and has temples scattered throughout the city. There is a tradition that monks collect alms at 5am, meaning they line up and collect rice as charity from local people, who donate it because they believe they are making contact with the spirits of their lost loved ones. Indeed, Lao culture is supposedly ...
... and constantly going round churches in every town they visited. Although each one is different the novelty does wear off after a while. So several temples later we motored off towards the waterfall through the beautiful landscape of Laos. The infrastructure here is years behind that of their neighbouring countries such as Thailand. The roads are rough with pot holes the size of craters and we bumped and bounced our way up into the hills and into the forest at Kuang Si.