Taking the rough with the smooth
Trip Start Jan 24, 2007
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Bus No.2 was different. We splashed out and opted for a VIP to Pakse en route to Si Phan Don (land of a thousand islands). This time we had our wits about us and snagged seats at the front, extra legroom, the works. The aircon worked, we snuggled up in our blankets and prepared for a night in relative luxury.... if only I hadn't eaten that baguette. I love the french infuence in Laos, the proper coffee, croissants, crepes and baguettes all in abundance from street sellers. (NB I dont love how it got there, but now its there, it might as well be appreciated for what it is) So how could we resist a lovely baguette for the road. Our stomachs had had enoguh spices so it was the perfect dinner snack. ... That baguette caused hours of nausea culminating in a mad dash from the bus (this time a Godsent unscheduled stop) and the embarrassment of spewing my ring 5 times at the road side (a lovely moring awakening for the right side of the bus). To add insult to injury the bus driver decided to drive off on me! I scrambled after him, managed to stop him and jump back in ( I think my remonstrations of how terrible it is to do such a thing to a woman in such a poorly state was lost on him, but he got the gist). But I felt much better and we made it to Pakse and onto another bus to catch a boat to Si phan don.
PS did I mention we spent the day in Vientiane lazing at the side of a pool in a luxury hotel for 3 quid each? That was the 'smooth'!!