Funnybones and Lazylegs
Trip Start Jun 12, 2011
124Trip End Oct 22, 2012
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So once we checked into a guesthouse we all headed out to the local food market for a bite to eat and then headed off towards the bars for a nightcap. Alas, en route to the bars we had to walk down a dark street by the river and an awful thing happened
All this meant that we stopped in Luang Probang for a week being very lazy surfing the web, watching 24 on the laptop and socialising with our new kiwi friends. We've learnt that in NZ flip flops are jangles, trousers are pants, they reckon their weet-bix are better than weetabix (we'll see!) and everything is 'kick-ass'. ;-) We did manage a trip up the hill to look at the view from the temple up there. Unfortunately we couldn't go to the waterfalls nearby as Will had to keep his wound dry but apparently it was completely flooded and the bridges washed away .... due to the torrential rains that fell when we were at the Gibbon Experience, and so we didnt miss much.
We heard that the road to Van Vieng (usually a 6 hour journey) took some people 24 hours recently again due to the rains and so it was a good thing we couldn't move on for a few days. The girls headed off a few days later and it took them 16 hours as they had to wait on the side of the road for several land slides to be cleared. By the time we made the journey we were only delayed by 45 mins while they cleared one landslide off the road. The scenery on that stretch of road is breathtaking and the pictures do not do it justice. And so we made our way onwards to Van Vieng.