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Fog and sunshine in rural Laos

The fog rolls in and covers the northern Laos riverside town of Nong Khiaw each morning during winter. You awake to the early morning sound of the first motorised fishing boat puttering its way down the Nam Ou river, and see it disappearing into the pea-soup thick mist. 923 more words


Monday, Feb. 22nd (Nong Khiaw to Muang La)

  • I fit in a morning workout on the balcony of our bungalow at Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse.
  • Cory woke up a bit later and we both took our time packing, sipping instant coffee, and catching up with family over FaceTime.
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Sunday, Feb. 21st (Nong Khiaw Day 1)

  • We had a relaxed morning of reading, writing, and catching up with family back home.
  • A couple instant coffees later and we took off for The Viewpoint, a steep 2 hour hike to a nearby mountain peak with amazing views of the Nong Khiaw village and Nam Ou River.
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Shannon Bros Guide to Laos

Below is our guide to Laos, written from the viewpoint of what we “wish we had known” before arriving in each city.  We’ve tried to keep it concise so that each city can be browsed in less than a minute.   672 more words


Saturday, Feb. 20th (Vieng Thong [Muang Hiam] to Nong Khiaw)

  • Started the day with several complimentary instant coffees at our guesthouse and a great breakfast of rice, vegetable stirfry, and omelette from the same restaurant as the night before.
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