|Yes mom, they still have Farang Badges in Laos|
We'd heard varying things about the condition of the boats, but ours wasn't bad. The first day we actually had a table to set our stuff on which was quite nice.
|It's like boat roulette. Which one is ours?|
|Arnaud and Julie. I think Julie is asleep, not just avoiding the picture. (Sorry for the weird pic, Julie!)|
The hotel we stayed was right on the river and we had quite the view from the restaurant. Though, even while on the river, work still needs to be done.
|Elephants taking their morning bath.|
The second day had many more locals on the boat as we made our way into Luang Prabang, the second largest city in Laos. This made it a much tighter fit as locals brought aboard all of their goods to bring to the big city.
|Laos's version of dick in a box... cock in a basket. (In other words, somebody brought a rooster on the boat. One guy also had a gigantic bag of grub worms all the Lao people were fascinated with--apparently they're a delicacy.)|
|The river itself is not that beautiful. It's pretty muddy. But the surrounding mountains were dramatic and gorgeous.|