Welcome to Paul and Tiffany's Travel Journal (Feb 2006-2007)
12 February 2007
Lodsworth, United Kingdom

Wow .... made it back home in one piece and couldnt wait ! Mumbai was getting a little more than hectic and the thought of the lovely english countryside was always on our minds. The flight was great, good old BA ! ten h..

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a view inland of Luang Prabanga typical colonial street in L. Prabangwe visited the Grand palace where the Royal family once livedbefore being exiled to the north ... and disappearing !
there are also many temples in Luang Prabangsome with rather gruesome stories to tell ....look closely at the detail
not sure if you can see these ... they look a little dark on this screen !!
for $100 per night you can take this slow boat back to Thailanda lovely waterfall just outside Luang Prabang
this tiger is kept at the waterfall park and has been here for many years .. the outside cage is huge and for a small fee you can feed it !That Luang gives off a blinding reflection as the sun bounces off its golden surface, regilded in 1995 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pathet Lao
surrounding That Luang are a number of smaller templesWat Sisaket (Wat Sisaketsata Sahatsaham), Vientiane
hmmm .. looks like paris but , its the Patuxai, the Arch or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, is a monument in the center of Vientiane built in 1960. It is an arch with an observation deck on top, built to commemorate Lao who had died in struggle for indepence from France. and look what we found for food !! the locals like a bug or two ... not us !not much to snap in Savannaket ... but wait a minute , what has tiff noticed ?a secret shop owned by grandma Sanders ......
this is our guesthouse in Pakse ....  with the white balconyanother city influenced by the frenchIf you keep going for about 46 kilometers south of Pakse, you will reach Wat Phou, which is situated about 1,207 meters or 750 miles above the sea. Believed to be built in the 6th century as a tribute to Hindu god Shiva. This Hindu temple is believed to be the blueprint of Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia
The most attractive site around Pakse is Si Pan Don or the Four Thousands Islands where thousands of isles and sandbars rise from the Mekhong River ・this is the widest part of the river breadth, expanding about 14 kilometers or nine miles. The islands can be seen from January to March and will be submerged during the monsoon period, from May to November. This was our happy captain ....
these are some of the tourist huts ....this is the old hospital we stayed at .... although our room was not to the standard of the hospital rooms ... but not bad !our view of the Mekong from our roomthis is how the locals live ... just about everywhere in Asia so far .... sometimes not even this nice and this is why you visit the islands ......

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