I have been promising (threatening) for the last two months to blog about my most recent trip to Laos back in January. This time it was a little different as I had my Father along for the ride along with my older brother Paul (the brains of the Laos operation) and a family friend who to keep him anonymous will be now known as Des.
January 16 saw us make a leisurely departure for Laos at around 10am. We had a few small interruptions at Chong Mek getting our car across the border but nothing that was to much stress. We cruised across the Mekong river into the town of Pakse around 3pm.
We checked into our hotel locally known as the white house and then set out to explore Pakse as well as filling out tummies! We quickly found a roadside shop that fulfilled us with a French loaf sandwich!
The rest of the afternoon saw us meandering around town before catching up for dinner and a sun-downer alongside the Mekong River. On this trip I decided not to bring my camera as Seerung needed it for work and Dad who is a great photographer was bringing his so for the next four or five blog entries you will see Laos through the eyes of my Dad instead of me.
Here are a few random pics from day 1.
A road side mechanical workshop.
Locals playing Pétanque
Some more locals.
Looking back across the the Mekong river.