Today is my final day in Laos and I spent it wandering around the city and visiting some of the beautiful temples. There’s a little hill in the middle of the city with wonderful views of the Mekong river.
After finishing today’s hike, we took a boat along the Mekong river passing many locals, fishing, collecting watercress, cleaning clothes and various other activities in the river.
Today I set off on a two-day hike into the remote hills of Laos. We stayed overnight in a ‘hill-tribe’ village which was fascinating. The people here usually work in the rice fields and it is common to see small children (aged around 8 or so) carrying an infant, presumably a sibling, on their back.
Today I went cycling in and around the city of Luang Prabang. These monk robes were drying in the yard of one of the temples.
Today I visited the Kuang Si waterfalls about an hour from Luang Probang. There are a beautiful series of small cascades, reminding me very much of Semuc Champey in Guatemala.
Day 141 was a 27 hour bus ride, including 4 hours at the Vietnam/Laos border.
Day 142, however, proved an absolute joy exploring the beautiful city of Luang Prabang, Laos. Local monks wander the streets in the bright orange robes and the whole place has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.