Winter Trip Day 6 – Muang Ngoi and Nong Khiaw

Muang Ngoi

Since I decided to take a boat departing at 9:30, woke up early and went out to take a walk to a cave.

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On the way to the cave, a boy appeared and asked me to follow him. So, I followed him.

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Ended up to the river, which was not my destination, but very interesting.

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This is the cave.

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Came back to the street. Breakfast at this small street stand.

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Checkens are everywhere.

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Going back to Nong Khiaw. One hour by boat.

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Nong Khiaw

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.

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Traditional cook for lunch.

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Rented a bicycle and biked to Patok Cave. Paid 5,000 kps ($1).

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View from the cave.

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Took a path from the river entrance to the next village.

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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.

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Dinner at Nong Khiaw Riverside restaurant. Fish laab.

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