On the Other Side

Trip Start Aug 19, 2012
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

In Pakbeng with my "mates" (picking up slang from our Irish, Aussie, Scottish, and British group members).  A local guide joined us on the other side of the river.  We call him "Noi", which means "small" and is his nickname.  

Laos owns the river, so we had to cross by ferry to the Laos border, get Visas to enter the country, catch a tuk-tuk UP the river to the main pier, then ride a slow boat DOWN the river again. The slow boat really was slow (5 1/2 hour ride), but the scenery was beautiful.  The pics don't do it justice.

Had traditional Lao food tonight which was pretty good.  They eat sticky rice primarily, and eat it with their hands.  Pretty fun.  

Turning in early as we have an early start tomorrow.  May not have internet for a day or two.
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