So, we are near the Laos border! Decided to stop the night in NongKhai to break up the journey a little and see the sculpture park - we hadn't showered for far too long before arriving at the hostel, and im not too sure how many times i've brushed my teeth in the last few days either! We're staying at a cool hostel right on the Mekong River - lots more mosquitoes but lovely scenery! We're almost out of our 95% DEET already eek! I dragged Ollie to visit the Tesco (yes, tesco!) in the midday heat which was a bad idea, but it was exciting to see tesco value in Thailand! Then we just chilled in the bar with beers in the evening - nice to relax for a little while! I think it's even hotter here and we're suffering a little but I did sleep well for the first time in a week at least!
We rented some bikes this morning to visit the sculpture park and took a while to reflect on the genesis who invented the wheel - the breeze was amazing! Sculptures were impressive concrete buddhas and other religous figures - some well over the height of the trees!
We're heading acreoss the bridge to Vientiane in laos in a little while, then up to Vang Viene tomorrow for caving and tubing!