Having the time of our lives on the boat.
So beautiful! The Mekong has a really strong current, it turns out, so going upstream to the Buddha cave took about 1.5 hrs. We all sobered up thinking about the Hmong and other groups who tried to flee southeast asian countries during all the wars by crossing this river.
clearly one step closer to nirvana.
I don't know what Al and I are looking so serious about. Maybe I was thinking about the curses on people who steal one of the Buddhas, and wondering if I could beat it.
Chip is fighting some serious Lao bowels here. He spent most of the boat trip home like this, but was still anxious to hike to the Hmong the next day. In fact, he wanted it to be a three-day trek.