Updates from South East Asia!
Hey people, Just a quick message to let you all know it's our last night in Luang Prabang and we're getting the 8am bus to Vang Vieng tomorrow. We will hopefully arrive around 2pm. The reason I say hopefully, is that we have to travel route 13. And no, I'm not just being superstitious here, there have been repeated ambushes on this stretch of road by armed gangs and there were around 50 deaths in 2003 alone. It is however, the only plausible route so we're keeping our fingers crossed... As far as the Lonely Planet informs me (although it is 2 years out of date) there have been no further attacks since 2003 so hopefully the gangs involved have seen the error of their ways and become buddhist monks. Or something. I'll post a journal entry once we arrive in Vang Vieng to let you all know we survived! Wish us luck! Jx P.S. I'm getting up at 5:30am tomorrow morning to watch the monks walk the streets collecting food and gifts from the townspeople. I must be mad.