View from the lobby

Thu 29th September 2011

This is the view from our hostel lobby, looking across Long Beach Bay.  The beach is completely surrounded by jungle, so you can see how remote we are!

Matt

Matt says...

The stunning view from our hostel lobby. Not bad huh!

 
Claire

Claire says...

There are a few cafes and diving shacks along the beach front, but nothing too hectic. The pace of life here is very chilled.

 

Enjoying the view

Fri 23rd September 2011

Here I am soaking up all the action! We have front row seats which puts us exactly four metres away from the Formula 1 cars.

Matt

Matt says...

We are so close you can really smell the burning rubber and that distinctive smell of the exhaust fumes.

 
Claire

Claire says...

I have never heard noise like it. Not just loud, but brain-piercingly loud. And the smell of gasoline hits you too. Grrrrrrrr!

 

The hilltop view

Sun 4th September 2011

We took a walk around Pak Beng, walking past their only bar and gawping at the food market. There was a very pretty view on the hill of the Mekong River.

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Claire

Claire says...

Our guide told us the Mekong River runs through 5 countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. That’s one mighty long river!

 

Room with a river view

Sun 4th September 2011

We passed beautiful scenery and jungle, something we’ve become used to in Laos. Occasionally the heavens would open, reminding us that we’re still firmly in rainy season.

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Looking for something?

Sat 3rd September 2011

The lookout point was very high. While this photograph was being taken I was thinking how one small misfooting could result in me falling quite a way. Eek!

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