By minibus we headed to Nong Khiaw, a lazy little town in the Northern part of Laos. We climbed a hill and cycled to some villages before we hopped on a boat towards Phongsali up the Nam Ou river. During the trip the boat dropped off and picked up locals from small remote villages along the way.
Phongsali is one of the remotest towns in Laos and one of the most difficult to get to. For the time being this has helped to keep the environment and culture relatively authentic, and hardly touched by tourism.
sometimes you just don’t wanna know what you are eating
looking towards China from Phongsali
women carrying amazing loads uphill
local family carrying heavy loads
village girls in Hat Sa
enjoying the amazing scenery at river Nam Ou
a bit shy
well earned break
sure Daniel understands everything
the only chance to enjoy this view is one hour uphill
little girl against the dust
waiting and waiting
playing the guitar
our boat boys
kids running to school
local woman in the woods
kids watching our arrival with mixed feelings
interesting but countless hours of boats journey with locals
brushing teeth on a bamboo raft
arriving in Hat Sa after a 5 hours boats ride
bridge in Muang Khuaw
Some stories of two Europeans in Guatemala and Vietnam: travelling, volunteering, working, learning… with lots of pictures. Enjoy!