4 January 2017
First day as solo traveller
Wat Chan Temple
3 January 2017
Vientiane - Patuxai
sorting out emergency passport docs
1 January 2017
Vang vieng space bar and street crepes
Hired bikes and rode to blue lagoon, plus went caving
31 December 2016
Travelled 7 hours to Vang Vieng
Monks receiving breakfast from local community
30 December 2016
Rice experience - learnt the 13 stages of growing sticky rice. Was also shown how to construct toys with bamboo and looked at the vegetable garden.
29 December 2016
Went to bar utopia
Watched the sunset over mountain with a view of Laung Prabang
Travelled on the boat another 6 hours to a temple which had more than 4,000 sculptures. Left one of the bracelet charms with a sculpture with our blessings from the village
28 December 2016
Ceremony of initiation from the village. Wrapped strings around our wrists with wishes of good luck for the new year. Celebrated with shots.
Meeting the local village community.
Went swimming in the Mekong river during sunset
Went to the nearby school to teach the children English. Taught them head, shoulders, knees and toes.
Played soccer in the playground and watched them water the school garden.
Travelled along the Mekong river (4500km in total), taking 6 hrs. Paid 100,000kip for two lunches and complementary drinks.
On our way to the home stay.
27 December 2016
Laos Temple before having a Stray dinner along the Mekong River (Koh beef and sticky rice with Chang beer)