In need of some rest after the hike we showered and got ready for dinner in a leisurely fashion. Not interested in exploring the town that night we headed just up the road to a restaurant called Alex's. Funnily enough this turned out to be by a distance the nicest place we ate in Nong Khiaw. Laura had a veggie curry 🍛 and I had traditional river fish steamed in banana leaf. As is the custom, the fish was in no way filleted which slightly ruined the dish but it was really fantastic. The fish from the river is a sort.of catfish so has beautiful, meaty white flakes and it was cooked perfectly. Flavoured with their own basil that has an aniseed flavour and spiced with green peppercorns, I was really impressed. Great portion size and served with rice for all of about £2, it was brilliant. A couple of beers with dinner and we were almost relieved to be able to climb into bed. A fun, rewarding day that destroyed us. It can't have been later than half 9 or 10 when we fell asleep.