18. Laos Part 1

First City in Laos was Oudomxay, but I went only for one Night, because there is not much to do. Next Morning I went to Luang Namtha and decided to book a 3 days hiking tour trough the primary and secondary rain forest. We were a great group and had a lot to laugh together.

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Must be an interesting Landscape...

In the first night, we had a stay within the forest. In the night, after 6 o’Clock were a lot of different sounds around…

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Stay for the first night; hard & cold but beautiful

Blub blub! (Insider)

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Really good Food! Lunchtime!

But yeah, big animals, apart from the villages, were not visible on the way.

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The Village, somewhere in the forest

The Village has its own School, but there were no students by our visit…. Where they are?

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The school in the Village, with our teacher Boy

Ah yeah, of course, its holiday, and they are playing outside!

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The kids never went boring, always they know something to do, and always laughing!

Thanks for the great time to Frank, Jungle Ninja, Corinna, Honey Hannie, Patty, and of course our Guide, Boy.

Then I had to go back to Oudomxay to meet Daniel from Switzerland for one night, before I went directly to Vientiane, to apply for the Myanmar Visa. I was surprised that it would be cheaper than in Hanoi, and I like the quiet, little Capital of Laos on the Mekong, near the Thai border really, so no problem for me to spend a little more time here.

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The "vertical runway" Patuxay, the cement was a gift from USA to build a new airport...
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Vientiane's main street

But here is not much to see, some temples, the COPE centre (Information about cluster bombs) and a Buddha Park one hour bus drive away.

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The buddha park

On the way to the Buddha park I met Joe, a Lao English teacher, who invited my for dinner in his house.

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Joe with his house

And the day after I had a Dinner with the whole Family, who are living in summertime in Paris…. From now I’ve a Lao Name: Mr. Dee, what means Mr. Good!

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My new Family

So, I hope after some misunderstandings with the Hostel to pick up finally my Myanmar Visa here and meet my Father in Thailand…

5 Gedanken zu „18. Laos Part 1“

  1. Hehe, du hast im Norden von Laos den gleichen Trekk gemacht wie ich vor (was weiss ich) 5 Jahren. Ich hatte damals einen Führer, der wirklich viel wusste über die Pflanzenwelt und die oekologischen Zusammenhänge (zeig dir gern mal mein Filmchen, das ich damals aufgenommen habe).
    Vientiane: ja da gibt’s noch weiter draussen beim sog. „Arc de triomphe“ das Nationalheiligtum… war recht eindrücklich. Dafür hab ich den Bhudda-Park nicht gesehen 🙁
    Aber an gute Restaurants in Vientiane erinnere ich mich gern (französischer Einfluss?)

    1. Das wäre sicher interessant die beiden Treks zu vergleichen. Was hat sich geändert, was blieb gleich, ist die Schule nur fake und Tourifang?
      Hmm, da ist mein Guide wohl zu wenig detailliert, Nationalheiligtum?

  2. Danke für die spannenden Berichte! Macht immer wieder Spass von dir zu lesen!

    In Laos haben die Kinder nur am morgen ~7-11 Schule.
    Also wenn du nach 11 Uhr da warst, war sicher nix los. Ähnlich wie hier in Indonesien.

    Wo der Bevölkerungsdruck zunimmt machen sie auch noch eine 2. Schicht am Nachmittag.

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