Today I leave Luang Prabang, it has definitely been one of the best places I have visited in SE Asia, my mum was right (as always) when she said I would love it here. I do regret not getting over the other side of the Mekong to visit the abandoned vats, but there was no way I was going to make that trip with an upset stomach.
I really should have put some time aside to go to the plain of jars, it is a three day trip from LP, with two of those days travelling. I have really lost whatever small at amount of intrepidness I had and have just become a safe traveller. I am not sure if this is because I have been on the road for too long and am “over it” or because I am back on my own and too cautious to take those leaps into off the beaten track adventures. Whatever it is I routinely disappoint myself.
I fly to Pakse shortly, from Pakse I intend on bussing and boating around for a week or so, down to the 4000 island area and then back up to Vientane, so who knows – maybe I will exceed some of my expectations.
If only I wasn’t suffering from “Delhi belly” !