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The Mekong River

Up early to avoid the heat later on.  Found a place for breakfast; the food was ok but the coffee was grim, despite lao coffee being excellent so far. Wandered to a hotel that was in the lonely planet as Emma felt the need for good coffee - it was as bad as the last place, but being Chinese owned it did serve good tea.  We then had a wander along the Mekong river.  Thailand looked very modern and appealing over the water! 

We found Savannakhet to be a very friendly place.  Many children saying 'hello' or 'Sabaidee' as we walked by.  By lunchtime the heat had really kicked in so we sat outside the guesthouse cooling off with a beerlao, watching the comings and goings.  For lunch we ate crisps as the thought of searching for somewhere to eat again wasn't appealing.

In the evening whilst in an internet cafe a buddhist monk came over and asked if he could speak with us.  He had been teaching himself English for the last 2 years and wanted to practice with us.  He was lovely and just how you would expect a monk to be.  We swapped email addresses and he promised to cook us breakfast and give us a tour next time we were in Laos.

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The Mekong River
The Mekong River
In Savannaket
In Savannaket
Emma with the Buddhist Monk we met…
Emma with the Buddhist Monk we me…
Savannakhet
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