We all thought it would be fun to go for a boat ride in a cave under the mountain to escape the excruciating heat. Ｉ ｉｎｓｔａｎｔｌｙ ｗｏｎｄｅｒｅｄ ｗｈａｔ Ｉ ｗａｓ ｔｈｉｎｋｉｎｇ ａｓ ｗｅ ｗｅｎｔ ｄｅｅｐｅｒ ｉｎｔｏ ｔｈｅ ｔｏｔａｌｌｙ ｂｌａｃｋ ｃａｖｅ． Ｍｙ claustrophobia ｓｅｔ ｉｎ while I ｔｏｌｄ ｍｙｓｅｌｆ ｔｈｅ ｗａｔｅｒ ｗａｓ ｎｏｔ ｔｈａｔ ｄｅｅｐ, so Ｉ ｃｏｕｌｄ ｗａｌｋ ｏｕｔ ｉｆ Ｉ had to. We then saw a few lights ahead to highlight the cave and my nerves settled down so I enjoyed the couple hour tour, all for the price of $5.00. Laos had some great deals.
Our little boat held 4 or 5 of us, while the boats filled with Laos people carried 7 or 8.
At times the water was very shallow so both Mark and I would have to get out of the boat and walk along side as the two tour guides lifted the boat over the rocks.
It was a truly breathtaking experience.
On our way to the cave we stopped and ate at a local Laos restaurant. We enjoyed the typical Laos/Vietnamese soup. Delicious and not to spicy.
Laura is holding a ball of sticky rice. It comes in little wicker baskets and then you literally roll it up into a ball and eat.
Laura in between her cousins Tina and Kelly that live in Laos.
Inside our guest house. The bed was very very hard which brought back memories of my first few years in China staying at Mark’s guest house.
Loved the funky bathroom with now walls for the shower.
How do you like our Laos toilet?
Only kidding! Some remodeling was being done.
We arrived in Hong Kong today to rainy 70′ weather which actually feels nice to get out of the heat.
To complete this blog took half the time of the previous with only the 2 pictures. It is so wonderful when the internet works