Laos

Starting off with a speed boat from Huay Xai in Laos' far west going along the Mekong river for six hours at probably 50 to 60 km/h. Not enough time on this trip for the beautiful mountains around Luang Prabang. Then stopover in Vang Vieng (these are new from 2013). Then on to Vientiane.

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Speed boat on the Mekong from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang  

Morning view over Mekong in Luang Prabang  

Typical fish presentation on a market in Luang Prabang  

Countryside near Vang Vieng  

Countryside near Vang Vieng  

Countryside near Vang Vieng  

Countryside near Vang Vieng  

Wooden Bridge in Vang Vieng  

Walking up a river bed near Vang Vieng  

Arrive in the jungle near Vang Vieng  

Harvesting palm hearts is hard work  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Harvesting palm hearts  

Hunting in the mountains around Vang Vieng  

Farmer near Vang Vieng  

Kick Volley Ball, near Vang Vieng  

Village life near Vang Vieng  

Village life near Vang Vieng  

Sunset in Vang Vieng  

Quiet Moment in the bustle of Vientiane morning market  

Aside Vientiane morning market