What the heck. I am sure I said that we were not going to do this, but the lure of a new country was too great. i never did get that trip down the Mekong, instead we got ripped off on a nighbus. Ripped off why? We got on a deluxe bed bus. Yes beds on a bus. Fab. Only to be wakend at 1a.m. to be told that the bus was in fact now going to Siam Riep! I think we managed to collect all the children and transfer buses. I laugh it off as ‘one of those things’, Angela was about to rip someones head off, so I kept a low profile just in case it was me!
First impressions are pretty good – lets see after 3 weeks; imagine seeing Britain in 3 weeks and thinking you could give an account of the country.
We are now about to head for the border and the remote north of Laos. Vietnam is securly on the must return list of coutries. We have raced through and should really have spent more time exploring the parts that it has to offer. We missed the national parks, a load of history and trecking in the hills of the north – all for that extra visa. No I am sure we will enjoy our trip exploring the rivers of Laos.