Most beautiful thing I've ever seen
Trip Start Jan 12, 2013
42Trip End Feb 27, 2013
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Then, to complete the day, I saw Sun bears and Asiatic black bears! That's right...I was at a bear sanctuary. I had no idea I missed those fuzzy butts until I saw these guys' cute goofy lips and ears. I believe I might be infatuated with bears. So darn cute. They were super lazy, sunning like lizards on their platforms.
One funny thing that happened was that as I was walking back to the minivan after seeing the waterfall and bears, the guy in front of me literally just dropped his empty water bottle along the trail in the greenery. Now, in Cambodia, I would not be surprised at this because there literally are no trash cans. Can't find them. Trash just litters the streets. It's unbelievable. But, in Laos, there are actually trash cans around and in this waterfall area, which was a national park, there was lots of trash cans. It was obvious that there were park keepers maintaining the grounds and keeping things clean. All of this is why I was so shocked by this tourist's complete lack of respect for the area. I bent down and picked up the bottle while making a surprised scoffing noise. The man looked back and saw me picking up his bottle as I looked at him and said, "I think you dropped your bottle, but don't worry, I'll throw it away for you" and walked right past him
I made it back from the waterfall just in time to race to the top of Wat Phousi to see the sunset. But, it was super crowded and I've seen many sunsets recently so I simply enjoyed the city and countryside view from the other side. After about 3 minutes of really soaking in the sights, lol, I scampered back down to find me some noodle soup!
I had a great day and am feeling 100% now healthwise (although I'm not sure my stomach will ever recover...I've just learned to live with it...haha). I still would like to nap, but I think that's just cause I'm lazy. I'm going to make a confession on here, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Like I said, I had a great day, saw probably the most beautiful natural thing I've ever seen and yet, I'm just like, "eh, okay". I think of going to Vietnam and seeing that culture and sights and I'm like, "eh, I guess". I figure I could skip Vietnam and head to Bali...and I surprisingly think, "eh, more beaches...okay I guess." What I'm trying to get at is I'm feeling apathetic. But it's weird because there are still things I'd like to do...like watch the monks tomorrow morning receiving their alms and going to the library to help Laotians practice their English...but, I could also take it or leave it. Today, at morning noodle soup I met two Americans and two Canadians