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Laos

Feeding the Monks?

Statue Mt Phousi

A couple of days in Luang Prabang   The morning started early with a walk into the main part of town at 5.30am to watch the alms giving ceremony (or as Paul so unceremoniously put it – ¬†feeding the monks!). Monks walk through the town in single file from oldest to youngest, carrying their alms bowls so that the local ...

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Row Row Row Your Boat…

A long climb to Pak Ou Caves

Down the Mekong to Luang Prabang The next morning saw us dragging those heavy bags back down the hill to the boat, ready for another day cruising down the Mekong. It was still another 6 hours till we would reach Luang Prabang, so we settled back in with our books and Ipods for a relaxing day. The Mekong is one ...

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This Way to Laos

This way to Laos

Anyone for Cricket? We set out early, Molly keeping us in order like a mother duck, to get a jump start on the backpackers and tour groups that would be queuing at the border. Once we’d completed the departure paperwork, it was down to the waters edge to grab a long boat, across the river to Huay Xai. This bustling ...

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