Laotian Countryside

Posted by on July 20, 2010

One of the main draws of going to Laos, for me, was the ability to explore the countryside a bit and continue the nature experience I had left in the Chinese rain-forest of Xishuangbanna.  Of anywhere I found in Laos, Luang Nam Tha was the area most equipped to deal with this.

Misty Morning in Luang Nam Tha

Misty Morning in Luang Nam Tha

Rice Farming

Rice Farming

My first full day in Laos I got up early, before the fog had burned off, in order to bike through the villages around the city.  While landmine concerns throughout the country make it a bad idea to wander off marked paths, I still managed to tramp through fields, pastures, and numerous villages.  After a few longs days of traveling through Southern China to get to Laos, the relaxed feeling of pedaling through the middle of nowhere was quite soothing.

River Barges

River Barges

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