Favourite Fotos – Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

The Kuang Si waterfalls in Laos were the most beautiful we have ever seen!  The water was the most exotic blue colour.  Just like something on a postcard!

The water temp was less than ideal for swimming – but in we went anyway!  The kids and Gert had a great time swinging from the rope while our guide watched over us!  I suspect he thought the stupid westerners might drown in the pretty water!!

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Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey From Thailand To Laos? Part 4

Here we are – the fourth and final part of our two day boat trip adventure!!

This is actually the second version.  After spending almost two hours writing the first version next to a campfire in Texas, I walked all the way to the camp office to hook up to their wireless connection….only to discover my post had disappeared into cyber space!!!

You can imagine I was pretty thrilled!

Rather than re-write the whole thing, I’m taking it as a sign from the heavens and have chosen a shorter, dot-point version.  I’m sure your poor tired eyes will thank me if you have 200 other posts to get to in your RSS feed!!

So here we go….

You can read the previous three posts by clicking on these links:

Why Take A Two Day Slowboat Journey from Thailand To Laos?

Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey from Thailand to Laos?  Part 2

Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey from Thailand to Laos?  Part 3.

Here’s how our final day went:

  • We were up and packed by 8am.  One of our travel companions was highly amused to see us getting breakfast and supplies so early.  From memory she was also the last onto the boat!
  • There were many more people to fit onto these two boats than the day before – no backup boats were on hand this time so we raced aboard to get a seat!
  • Britt was insisting on travelling on the other boat – we were Continue reading
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Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey from Thailand to Laos? Part 3.

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So we are now up to part 3 of our two day adventure on the slow boat!

You can go here to read about parts 1 & 2

Why Take A Two Day Slowboat Journey from Thailand To Laos?

Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey from Thailand to Laos?  Part 2

After being sucked into currency exchanging and booking a room we patiently waited to go to the slow boat. By this time we had enquired about the departure time and were told all the boats leave at lunch time – there’s no early departures unless you book a private boat. Who knew?!?!?

A kind of theme park trolley arrived to pick us up and once again we loaded up our backpacks and ourselves. The “taxi” took us down to the end of the street (!) and deposited us at a general store. Here we discovered we could buy lunch. There were baguettes with our choice of topping for something like AU$1.50 each so we all ordered one! And we got drinks and snacks for the boat for a couple of bucks.

The group was growing larger by the minute as more and more people were deposited at this store. We met up again with the other groups from the same place we stayed the night before. So much for getting an early start and beating the rush! Everyone ended up Continue reading

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Why Take A Two Day Slow Boat Journey from Thailand to Laos? Part 2

So where were we?  Oh yes – we had just discovered that rat and scurried back to our accommodations!

You can read about Part 1 of this adventure by clicking on this link Why Take A Two Day Slowboat Journey from Thailand To Laos?

We survived the night mostly without visits from mozzies.  Gert was grumpy because our beds were uncomfortable.  Actually they were the pits and there was no top sheet!!!  Something we’ve noticed a bit of in Asia and not something we particularly enjoy.

When we checked in the night before we were introduced to a gentleman who informed us he would look after us all the way to Laos.  We were pretty pleased by this as we’ve experienced plenty of difficulties knowing where we are meant to go or which vehicle we are meant to be on.  In fact I slept very soundly knowing not too much brain power would need Continue reading

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