The boy that lived there had a bit of a thing for Luke and said he had beautiful skin and was very handsome.
During our stay we watched the sun set over the Mekong river which was kinda special. We went out for a nice meal on valentines day. Alot of amazing restaurants here and expensive accommodation as well. Alot of older people rich people come to visit and everything closes around 11:30pm. We visited named Wat Xieng Thong, it was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat and had lots of impressive mosaics throughout the temple. There is also a Royal funeral chapel within the gates. Inside the chapel is a very large 12m high funeral chariot with carved dragons on it. We also visited Pak Ou caves about an hr drive north in a tuk tuk, it is right on the Mekong and at the mouth of the Nam On river. The caves are set into limestone cliffs and are filled with hundreds of Buddha statues. On our way up the steep steps to the upper level cave I heard something in the bushes, stopped for a second then went to continue up the steps when all of a sudden this 2m long snake literally comes flying through the air from a nearby branch and lands right in front of us. Luckily it raced off away from us but was pretty quick. Not sure what type it was?
The falls were truly magical, the water was turquoise blue, surrounded by ancient trees surrounding the pools with their twisted roots and there was a swing to swing from into the water. We spent a few hours here and found it hard to leave. Tomorrow we head to Vang Vieng by mini bus.