What a worldwind it has been since we posted our last blog. Dear lord it can only get better from now on! Can't it??
Week 2 started off pretty well. Travelled on an overnight train for 15 hours to Chang Mai which was a laugh. Had our own little cabins.
Chang Mai was great. Went on an overnight trek and stayed with a hill tribe. Hannah & Nat struggled with the bug situation like, but apart from that we had a great time.
The next stop on our list was Laos but it was going to take us 3 days to get there.
Day 1: 6 hours on a coach then stayed over at the port (we got drunk with Thai rasta's in a tipee was comical)
Day 2: 6 hours on a wooden boat feeling very much like an immigrant. We had to sit on the floor next to the engine. Then we stayed over night at another port which was HELL ON EARTH!!!!!!!!
Day 3: 9 hours on another friggin wooden boat! Then we arrived at Luang Pra Bang (where we are now) and treated ourselfs to an air con room. We still have to share a bed though, we aint that flush. haha.
Back to our HELL ON EARTH experience:
The night before our first boat ride we forgot to take our maleria tablets so we took them in the morning instead. Then we forgot and took another one around 6pm. So we had taken 2 within about 8 hours.
Nobody told us that they turn ALL of the electricity off in the town we was staying in at 10pm! Our bathroom was in the hall and the whole place was pitch black so everytime we needed to be ill we had to scuttle around for the candle and lighter. I will spare you the gory details but it wasn't nice BELIEVE ME! This carried on until 5am in the morning!
NOTE TO SELF: NEVER take 2 maleria tablets in one day! HAHA