After a restless night fighting of giant mutated cockroaches (ok, it was just the one cockroach, but it was huge!) we got on a long boat to take us down the Nam Ou River, joining up to Mekong River to our next destination, Luang Prabang. The journey took about 6 hours, not including the stopover at Tham Ting Buddha Cave. The cave is filled with literally thousands of Buddha statues, ranging from a few centimetres high to, well, the very big. Sarah was not able to admire the beauty, as she was suffering from a heart attack after having climbed the steep steps to the cave.
Finally arriving in Luang Prabang, we checked in, and then took a stroll around the rather beautiful town. We looked around Wat Mai, Wat Aphai and Wat Pa Houka, these temples being a short stroll from our guesthouse.
For dinner that night we went to Lao Lao Garden, where Sarah had Lao dish Padsapao, and I had a rather tasty buffalo burger. After dinner, we headed to Utopia for some vodka, table football and shisha. The night was still young but places shut early in Laos, about 11pm. Except for one place. The bowling alley. So we jumped into a tuk tuk, bowled and drank Beer Lao till the sun came up.