Since I decided to take a boat departing at 9:30, woke up early and went out to take a walk to a cave.
On the way to the cave, a boy appeared and asked me to follow him. So, I followed him.
Ended up to the river, which was not my destination, but very interesting.
This is the cave.
Came back to the street. Breakfast at this small street stand.
Checkens are everywhere.
Going back to Nong Khiaw. One hour by boat.
I started hunting for a stay for this night. Aftere visiting two nice bungalows and knowing they were full, I decided to stay this bamboo bungalow. 40,000 kps (5USD). Nice location and river view, but very cold as outside because air flows through bamboo mesh. Even in the room, I could see my breath. And hot water was not really hot and did not run much as other guest houses I stayed in Laos last two days. I cut my big toe by slipped in the shower room and bleeded. It was the toughest night, but this was a travel.
Traditional cook for lunch.
Rented a bicycle and biked to Patok Cave. Paid 5,000 kps ($1).
View from the cave.
Took a path from the river entrance to the next village.
Biked a couple of miles on the mountain road along the river, I found this pretty school in Ban Had Sao village near Nong Khiaw. I was asked to join soccer game, so played with them for a while.
Dinner at Nong Khiaw Riverside restaurant. Fish laab.