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Ban Na Hin and Konglor Cave pics

Ban Na Hin and Ban Nyeng villages

semi-overcast 30 °C

Written on May 15,

This entry is strictly to illustrate my adventures of a few days ago, getting to and from the town of Ban Na Hin and it's 1 attraction: Konglor Cave.
As mentioned, we took a local bus, which stopped every minute for any reason, including food vendors, such as these ladies here:

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This chicken BBQ'ed on a stick tastes soooo good!!!

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These bugs were alive and crawling in the bucket!!! I normally refrain from having blatant reactions of horror at their food, but I don't think I succeeded very well there. I was very relieved that one one bought them on our bus! hehehe

This is the intersection where we were let off, at sunset...happening town as you can see! 3-Intersec..3_and_8.jpg

We were relieved to quickly find the taxi, which was switched at the last minute for this oddly comfy rice truck:
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We eventually made it to the very pretty, and small, town of Ban Na Hin. It is surrounded by lush greenery
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We eventually made it to the also very senic Konglor Cave, which spans several km long. On the river up to, and definitely inside, we regularly had to get out of the boat and help the guides pull it along (it didn't help that the water is at it's lowest, being the end of dry season, and that we were 3 falangs = the weight of at least 6 locals!)

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Most of these pics were taken at both entrance to the cave, as inside was pretty dark (I know! who knew it's dark in a cave!!!)

Although I would not recommend it, considering that the whole journey cost us approx $20extra (than if we had come directly to Vientiane) and was severely less comfortable and more tiring, I quite enjoyed it.
Cheers!

Posted by Mistrale 01:23 Archived in Laos

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