turns out im leaving here tomo now! is the most expesive place i have been to so far!! cant work it out there is not that many backpackerts but loads of old weathly people in theior linin trousers and the main street is lined with posh looking resturants and bars. theres only a few street food stalls and there a big night market which is nice to walk around but really the food is too much. didnt expect laos to be like this! is the first stop for most people tho so maybe will be different as i move away from the centre. the area is beautiful with the town surrounded by 2 rivers so was nice to cycle along them both, is very flat too which is handy!
an english couple i meet in Pai are in Vang vieng further south so have booked a bus to go and see them tomo, hoping i will stay longer there! really extited to see them, their from birminham and are really good fun, especially the girl! shes going to meet me off the bus tomo thenon wednesday we go tubing!!!!! this involves sitting a massive tractor inner tube and floating down a river lined with bars! think there are also zip lines involved should be good.will let you no. shes booking me a room in a guest house that is half the price of my room here. went for dinner with 2 german girls tonight, jusdt off to meet them for a quiet beer before home to bed have been cycling all day and pretty tired now.
mummmmmy xxxxx = have brought a laos sim card you have to type quiet a long number to text/ring but nath has just tried at and works..... its 00856207942572.
sally if your reading its only about 5p/minute off skype to call if you want to say hello!!remember the time differnce tho!!!
lots of love rachxxxx