Hungover on a long boat to Luang Prabang

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the group.

Woken up to the sound of 100 roosters Esra and I were up at the crack of dawn. Dam roosters! I made myself get up out of bed and go have some breakfast and a nice black Lao coffee, before we spend another day on the Mekong.
Back on the boat we were all pretty subdued and hung over, so it was pretty quiet on the boat. Listening to my Ipod, reading my book and enjoying a nice Berocca I eventually started to feel a lot better.

After a couple of hours on the boat we stopped at a cave called Pak Ou Caves.

There a two sacred caves located here on the side of cliff. Tham Ting (lower cave) and Tham Phum (upper). Within these cave a thousands of Buddha images and some are said to be over 300 years old. Again back on the boat we headed off for Luang Prabang and arrived at approx 4.30pm. Glad to be back on solid ground, we were looking forward to getting to our guest house. Thongbay Guest House was located 3kms out of town along the river (not sure which one) and was a bungalow style eco resort.

At 7pm we all met at the front and headed into town to have dinner and check out the night markets. Matt took us to a restaurant in one of the alley ways, where we had Lao style salads and BBQ meat. It was really cheap and really nice food. As we were eating we were surrounded by young kids waiting for us to finish our meal so they could get the scraps, and as we got up these kids just lunged for the food like it was the first meal in a long time. A bit sadden by this image I was glad to leave.

Walking through the main street we came across the night markets which was all lit up and look magic with all the brightly colored silks, umbrellas, t-shirts, jewelery and so much more. Not really being able to buy anything a group of us decided to go and check out the internet. Later we met the rest of the group back at the pub and called it a night.

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the group.
the group.
our landing point in Luang Prabang.
our landing point in Luang Prabang.
The eco resort we stayed at.
The eco resort we stayed at.
Susan chillin on the deck of our b…
Susan chillin on the deck of our …
Luang Prabang
photo by: oxangu2