January 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
Mount Phusi Luang Prabang
The greatest thing I did in Loas was the Gibbon Experience hands down. You have to do it! None of this lame commercial version that they have going in Thailand – Chiang Mai you know what I mean. Zip lining for kilometres 30m up over unexplored rainforest flying with nothing but a couple of carabiners to swing off and a scooter tyre for a brake – not even a heavy bout of food poisoning could stop me from going. Just look at our overnight accommodation! A) it’s in a tree and B) you have to zipline to get there – this photo was taken mid zip! Totally open with a view of the biggest tree in Loas (!! the biggest!! my tree loving self was so thrilled) and you sleep under thick mosquito nets and can hear everything which included for us gibbons; it is the most peaceful feeling. The food was delicious – the water buffalo is the clear winner, and locals take you were only local know through villages and the most beautiful hiking routes I’ve been on in a while. Only one unfortunate little prang when one of the girls put her tyre break on backwards.. nothing a few un-anaesthetised stitches and a do it yourself tetanus shot from the Hua Xai local hospital couldn’t handle!
Seriously! Check me out!
This little guy was in a tiny little village just outside Luang Prabang. No one could tell me why he was chained up there but she seemed pretty happy, we played a few games of pretend to be asleep and now wake up again!