Thursday, January 22, 2009

Laos the land of Elephants

Well Laos definitely takes the cake, in fact it may be one of the most amazing places i have ever visited. The people are so kind and gentle, the landscape is amazing, ranging from rice fields and islands along the mekong to the south and mountains and valleys filled with vibrant folliage to the north. Our visit to Laos started in Si Phan Don (4000 islands), these islands along the mekong change number depending on the time of year and the height of the river. But they are all lush with palm trees and rice fields, beaches and waterfalls. Life here could not get any more simple and peaceful. Laotians are the most relaxed people i have come across. As the french said "the Vietnamese plant the rice, The Cambodians watch it and the Laotians listen to it" It is actually quite easy to hear it too, as it is so quiet on these islands.

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