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Day 3 - a bike, a kayak, an elephant and our legs!!

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After a bit of an uncomfortable night with a tummy ache and feeling a bit sick, we set off from the village and across a bridge made from (very strong) reeds. We hooked up with a kayak and then took to the river Nam Khan. We paddled along the beautiful river until we got to an elephant camp. With the kayaks safely tied up to the bank, we went into the elephant camp and climbed aboard our elephant onto the usual wooden seat attached for tourists, our 'driver' or mahoot on the elephants' neck. The elephant took a path through the jungle and into the river that was part of the cascade of a small waterfall. It was good to sit back and enjoy the ride, despite feeling rather rough due to my occuring bout of gastritus.

Once back on the ground, we fed our elephant some bananas. I rested while Simon went to have a look at the waterfall a bit further up from the elephants. Feeling worse, we had to finish our kayaking there, and took a boat back to where our truck picked us up. It was a shame to cut our kayak trip short but we were soon back in Luang Prabang and after a much-needed shower after 3 days, I stayed in bed for the rest of the day!

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Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
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