1. Scenic Vang Vieng. 2. Water caving. 3. A horse takes a drink in the Nam Song river where we kayaked. 4. An early morning hot air balloon.
1. Presidential palace in Vientiane. 2. The Victory Gate- a reminder of French colonialism in Laos.
1. Sunset in Luang Prabang from the viewpoint on Mount Phou Si. 2. Me, Tim, Anthony and Jennifer. 3. View of the tents of the evening market and the temple holding the most important Buddha statue in all of Laos.
Ethnic fashion show in Luang Prabang featuring the traditional clothing of various ethnic groups in Laos.
Scenes from the morning market in Luang Prabang. 1. Snake and reptile liquor… Yuck! 2. Tim, Anthony and our local guide modeling the Laos national flower. 3. Spices and dried fish for sale. 4. We visited a silver smith and got to observe the experts at work.
Our visit to Kuang Si Falls. 1. Some traffic on the way courtesy of these water buffalo. 2 & 3. Asiatic black bears rescued from poachers and now living in this park. 4 & 5. Views of the falls. 6. Me and Tim
The Pak Ou, or Buddha Cave, along the Mekong. This cave is a temple containing hundreds of Buddha images.
Scenes from Pak Bang. 1. Me in front of our guest house before I realized it was partially constructed from scrap metal from bombs. 2. Gung tells me about the catfish she’s saving. 3. Gung releases the fish into the river. 4. Locals giving alms to monks.
1. Relaxing on the boat along the Mekong River. 2. The Mekong from the town we stopped in for the night- Pak Bang
We were greeted by a rainbow over the Mekong River when we arrived to Chiang Khong. Laos is just across the river!