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... live with any kind of comfort. It's good that these bears have been rescued from that life and hopefully poaching is on the decline.
Another day I spent working on a rice field and learning about the processes of planting, harvesting and preparing rice so it's ready to eat. This was really interesting and such a good day! We had a guide take us round all the steps, starting with sorting out the good rice seeds from the bad ones (use salt water, the good ones float and ...
... apart from the Vietnamese guys. Awesome. The American guy described the bus journey as "a snail on top of a turtle moving in opposite directions", and that was only 5 hours in! It turned out we'd have another 10 hours on the bus to get to Luang Prabang... The scenery was pretty, although much the same as the Vietnamese side of the hills. At one stage we had to wait 10 minutes for people to clear up a landslide ahead of us. There was a lot of recent ...
... but nobody stood up to leave. Hence, we went on for a bit once more. Then, I called for a last group picture which eventually created some movement. The girls hugged me good bye. Everybody went home with a new pen.
Then, I went to visit Song's father. Another experience that churned me up.
THE STORY STILL NEEDS TO BE TOLD HERE (some other day to come).
... feet in the bowels of the boat. Everybody was excited about getting on our way down the Mekong River and as the boat set off, there was much photo taking and chatter. Until there was a very loud crunch and a lot of shouting and running by the crew members. The captain literally stripped off and jumped into the water. We didn't know what was going on, and could just see the local people on their house boats coming out to watch and shout and point. It turned out the ...
... our surprise everything is much more expensive than thailand. Why? This place is less touristy! After walking around for 30 minutes we found a nice place for $25 a night. Way above our price range but it includes breakfast and free bike usage. Which is a savings for us. We made our way into the room and quickly jumped into the cold shower! After getting situated we decided to ride the bikes in to the main part of the town. We parked our bikes as soon as ...