30.10.2009 - 31.10.2009 29 °C
The next morning we got up and got on our private bus to drive to Luang Prabang we got on the bus at 7.00 am - our tour bloke tells us that its 12 hours!!! We thought it was 8!!! we were really happy...not haha
That bus journey was definately an experience! The 1st hour was smooth roads the next 11 and a half were on dirt tracks lol me and Dani got on last so we had the seats at the back surrounded by everyones backpacks falling on our heads and sitting on a wheel lol. it was so bumpy but actually an alright journey the views through the Laos countryside were wkd all mountains and viliages it was really nice. LAOS ONLY HAS ONE ROAD THROUGH THE COUNTRY! it was a bit sketchy at times lol
We arrived in Luang Prabang with numb bums and sore heads from ratling around on a bus for nearly 13 hours but happy! Booked into our guest house which was really nice again. That night we went to the night market which is massive and really cool selling jewellery, clothes and bits and bobs. Me & Dani got matchibng traveller anklets and put them on in a little ceremony iin the street - it was emotional haha
The next day we had an organised tour of the royal museum....eurgh musuems... this one was actually quite good its where the royal family lived before they were exiled but still...it was a boiling hot day we had to cover up so we were all sweainbg and we didnt really feel like walking round a musuem...good to get some culture though. Our tour guide was really sweet but no-one had a clue what he was saying haha..just smile and nod!
After this we hung around for a few hours then got a tuk tuk to the waterfalls. Tuk Tuks are amazing I love them. We got to the waterfalls which were amazinbg the water is a really light blue and there are all different levels. We swam for a bit in the 1st pool then we went to the next one which was where all the fun was... they have a rope swing that you climb up a tree to get to then swing off into the pool its wkd but really scary haha then we climbed to the top of another fall and jumped off that and that was even better than the swing! exhilirating!!!
We spent a bit more time at the falls and then got our tuk tuk back.
That night we went for an indian which was tasty and then we went to a bar called The Hive for Halloween - it was a really good laugh we were drinking Hive Cocktails coz tehy were the cheapest on the menu - who knows what was in them no-one could trell us - everytime we ordered them we got a different drink haha had a bit of a boogy and took the p*ss out of the proper travellers - we dont fit in yet because we'r still in our high street clothes... not braids and skirts made out of hemp...yeah man...