14 Jul - 15 Jul 2010 Nong Khiaw

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
Sunrise Guest House
Basic double room with river view for only LAK 40,000.- or US$ 5.- per night.

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Relaxing on our guest house’s shady and airy terrace, enjoying spectacular views over the milky and sluggish Nam Ou River with vertical limestone peaks and pristine little white-sand beaches, exploring the little village, meeting friendly locals and improving our understanding of a few subtleties of Lao culture and etiquette: (i) you don’t touch your spouse in public, (ii) your don’t point your foot at someone, and (iii) you don’t eat your sticky rice with chopsticks.

Buying two seats (LAK 100,000.- or US$ 12.20 per person) in the slow boat bound for Louang Phabang, enjoying the 5-hour ride on both the scenic Nam Ou River and the mighty Mekong River.

Watching hard-working locals along the river pan for gold with wooden pans which look like a non la, the conical Vietnamese lampshade straw hat, and learning that they pull in US$ 100.- in a good month, a better income than farming.

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2010 Map Konni & Matt

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