Finally, some photos of Laos!

Right what it says on the can: photos of my adventures in Laos 🙂 Sadly, a lack of photos of me cartwheeling off elephants into the Mekong, as we haven’t been able to retrieve those pics yet. Rest assured, I shall share if I can 😀 But for now, other pics! Constrained, of course, by the fact that I was travelling with minors and am not going to publicly post pictures of them 😉

 

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Our brief glimpse of Bangkok (we overnighted when we first arrived).
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Still life with bicycle, Laos-style.
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One of Luang Prabang’s many temples, and yet more proof that other people are unable to wield my beast of a camera! 😉
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Grumpy Laotian dog is grumpy.
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Is it wrong that this is my favourite picture from the entire trip?
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Cat! They are everywhere around Luang Prabang. Restaurants, guesthouses, random streets and shops…
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Ellingfant!
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Our bedrooms while we were up in the remote villages building a toilet block for the new two-room school 🙂 Check out the vieeeeeeewwwwww!
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Me + team + boat! We cruised upriver for two days to get from Laos to Thailand. Very chilled.
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Pre-hike in the northern mountains of Thailand. Less chilled than the wonderfully cool boat, but I’m still wearing my sexy beast of a hat, so it isn’t meltingly humid /just/ yet.
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One of the more precarious moments of the hike – though not tragically precarious; there’s a handrail out of shot 😉
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Behold, the lack of hat and beetrooty complexion! Think 35 degrees C, 60% humidity, and 2000m. UP. *dies*
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At the uppest of the up. Observe the mist, and the fact therefore that it is no longer meltingly humid. Just sweatifyingly humid. (Still red.)
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It’s not breaching privacy if you can’t actually SEE any of them, is it? O:) Morning one of the hike: I awake to snoring blanket bundles.
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The humidity is big, the elephants are big – and so are the butterflies. This particular emerald-green one was the size of my hand-and-fingers with its wings out.
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More big things! Actually, these caterpillars were delightfully furry rather than terrifyingly hairy, and apparently turn into white moths. #pretty.
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Room with a view (of the mountains of northern Thailand).
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Post-trek. Still humid. This is the White Temple in Chiang Rai – simultaneously beautiful and disturbing. #artistwin.
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Just what you need to counter the humidity! FROZEN GREEN SYRUP DRINK!! But hey: at least they’re honest. 😀

 

So there you go. Laos/Thailand in 19 photos. Hurrah!

 

Edited to add: It occurs to me that an appropriate alternate title for this post would be, “Selfies: One Hundred and One”. This is because, as alluded to in the captions, no one can figure out how to use the zoom on my digital SLR, so when I hand it over for pictures, I am always thiiiis big > < and you need a magnifying glass to find me in the photo. Hence, selfies. Sorry. 😀

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