It’s still a bit weird for me to be away from my family at Christmas time, but Caroline is a bit more used to it after living in New Zealand for ten years. We did manage to find some good internet in Laos and I was able to Skype my family. Hello if you’re reading!
On Christmas day we took a very long drive around the Bolaven Plateau and visited some waterfalls. Happily, the only thing that went wrong with the bike was a Christmas puncture, and it happened (as usual) just outside a mechanic. All was merry.
Of the waterfalls we visited, one in particular was breathtaking. It was a difficult trek to get there, but I think I can safely say that it is the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. Caroline agrees (“Yes, definitely – hands down. It’s like being in a dream,” she says). Three young Laotians were coming up the path as we were going down, but apart from them there was nobody else at the falls. For an hour it was our own little paradise.
Enough talk. Here’s some waterfalls for Christmas.
Merry Christmas everybody!
This post goes out to the godfather of waterfalls, Jan.