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!
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.
We are so close you can really smell the burning rubber and that distinctive smell of the exhaust fumes.
I have never heard noise like it. Not just loud, but brain-piercingly loud. And the smell of gasoline hits you too. Grrrrrrrr!
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.