Hairpins, Hill tribes and Hillsides
Trip Start Dec 16, 2011
15Trip End Jan 14, 2012
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Mountains and hill top villages
Vanvisa Guest House where we are staying is the home of a Laos lady who opens it up to guests. What an eye opener! it is like a treasure trove of dusty antiques, hill tribe cloths and so many mini kitchens and odd places to sit. There is a lovely very old lady that sits in a chair all day counting money and having her meals
We head straight into town for a mooch. Loads of lovely colonial cafes, restaurants, guesthouses and hotels as well as very stylish Asian boutique type shops . The temples or Wats that the city is famous for look beautiful as the sun sets. We eat some Lao fish steamed in lemon grass and herbs with slightly steamed cauliflower, green beans and broccoli (how western) but so delicious. We finish off the meal with the best hot sticky coconut rice and mango we've ever tasted.
The weather is really rather cold at night and in the morning so much so that we have worn fleeces and trousers - so much for a holiday in the sun. As we only brought 1 fleece each we are begining to wonder if the locals think we are a bit dirty wearing the same stuff.