So after a fairly heavy and late night, we were up farrrrrr to early to go a trip that Dennis and Lena had invited us on the night before. The trip involved meeting at 8.30 to catch a bus and boat to go and see the rare fresh water irrawaddy dolphins, before going to what I believe if the biggest waterfall in South East Asia, that could be a lie, but I think I read that, and it's the biggest (if it is at all) by the amount of water that goes over it, not height or anything like that.
After just about getting to the meeting place, a restaurant aabout a 2 minute walk from our bungalow on time, we found out there was time for breakfast, and that I wasn't the only one feeling the effects of last night, because it's a bit disconserting travelling with Jade, she lacks the ability to have a hangover, highly frustrating!!
When we did leave on two long boats, heading back to the main land, from where we would then catch a mini bus, to then catch another boat the dolphin viewing area, I dropped my bag in the water, in an ametuers attampt to get on the boat. I didn't realise the bag was in the water because it was between two boats, and it was dangling in the water, more than actually having been dropped, but that did enough damage. My camera was out of action for two days, you'll all be happy to hear that the only damage now left if a small amount of condensation that sometimes apears on the lcd screen, but it's noit effecting the photos, so it could have been worse!!!
Anyway when we finally got to the dolphin viewing area it was a rock in the middle of a very wide part of the river, on the border between Laos and Cambodia. The best viewing we got was a fin and a back from about 70 meters!!! Not so impressive, but I don't really know what everyone including myself was expecting!!!
The waterfall was impressive, but we were all a little dissapointted that there wasn't a big swimming area there like we had been told there was. When someone asked the driver he found us a small pool that we could at least shower in, which was better than nothing.
The trip was over priced for what it was, but we got to spend some more time with a good bunch of guys and gals.
That afternoon, Jade, Linnea and I decided we would chill in our hammocks on our balcony, helped by the infamous happy shakes of this area of the world. I won't go into any details other than we were sat doing very little for a very long time, and were in bed by 9.30!!!