Welcome to Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Mekong archipelago, Laos, land of the Lotus Eaters.
A place to mellow your days away, blissing out in hammocks, supping on fresh fish, straying no father than heat dictates. For amusement: a spot of ‘tubing’; an attempt at fishing; a leisurely bike ride.
The only thing you need tax your mind about is which side of the island to stay on – sunrise or sunset?
exodus, joining the hordes for the boat ride to Don Det
find a bamboo shack (or tepee) and settle in
location, location, location (howz the serenity?)
a delicious meal of ‘laap’, the national dish
Richie goes local
remarkable mango tree, awaiting the rain to bud some fruit
cold noodle breakfast (Paul got the runs shortly after this one… me and Rich fared better)
bamboo fishing rig designed to ensnare a rainy season catch
cooling down with a watermelon shake. Easy on the sweetened condensed milk!
Don Khon wat
Mekong rapids, Li Phi falls, Don Khon