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Oudomxai, Lao

Written on: Wednesday March 16th, 2011

A journal entry from: S/E ASIA March, 2011

We'll just post a quick Blogspot here to let you know we're doing fine -we've been away from internet service for quite a few very interesting days. It was hard to leave Luang Prabang, but we wanted to go further north into the more mountainous, hill-tribe areas of Lao (more on that in the next Blog). We needed to break up the long bus rides there, so the first part of the journey brought us to the Provincial capital of Oudomxai. This was a 9 hour bus ride on a somewhat rustic but functional local bus on twisty, slow but beautiful mountain roads, past many quite primitive Lao villages and down into the broad valley of this city. Here we did our usual walk-around of the main town area, had a delicious dinner of khow soy and pad-thai, and went to bed early to prepare for the next day's trip to Phongsali.