Luang Prabang / Vientiane, Laos

Arriving in Luang Prabang was like a breath of fresh air. After three weeks of craziness the town has a really relaxed atmosphere, despite the other tourists. The people here don’t seem to want to bother you – unlike everywhere else I have been so far! The town is surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. Time to relax for a few days! I took a Tuk Tuk with some people I met to some local waterfalls for a swim. There were rope swings into the water and loads of rock pools to play in. I also bumped into the Polish couple from Sri Lanka here who flew to Hong Kong when I flew to Bangkok! It was a great surprise to see them again and we went to a really nice bar in the town in the evening. You can swim under the waterfall in the photo into a cave. I am currently in Vientiane which is the capital of Laos but tonight I take a sleeper bus south to an area called 4000 islands.