Originally posted on TRVL NOTES:
A bizarre little town with a disused American airfield right in the centre. The surrounding countryside is something else though, with huge caves, lagoons and riverside villages. A trip to Tham Phu Kham Cave was impressive despite an extremely dodgy climb to the entrance – take a head torch – and the lagoon at the bottom offers a well deserved swim. The journey there by Tuk-Tuk crossed some questionable wooden bridges, too. Kayaking the Nam Song River was also something we wanted to do, although navigating rapids, huge rocks and trees was a lot harder than imagined – health a safety definitely isn’t an issue in Laos. Four more days left in Laos before we touch down in Hanoi, Vietnam.