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    Last time in Laos went upriver.

    I said I would post some pics one day. I was in Laos a while ago and while fishing the west bank of the Mekong I spotted a huge statue of Buddha across the river. So the next day we took a tour after a sleep in our bunk. However my notes and memory are a bit dated.

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    Had a bit of breakfast to start the day off.

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    Spied the traffic prior to departing.

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    Headed down to the dock to see about availability and wait times. Must get them to recycle some of that plastic. I know they use the bottles to fill the gas irrigation pump. If it were aluminum would it still be there I wonder?
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    Found our guide for the trip upstream.

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    Up river for a bit and a ways off the bank we found the Temple. Pay no attention to the fool in the tower. He may think he is the wizzard of OZZ. It's obvious he hasn't got a brain or heart or courage. This was Christmas Day a while back. There were people there just not in this shot.
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    You can see this from miles and miles. I saw it from the west bank of the Mekong Two miles or more down river. The Temple is on the east side of the river a mile east of the river bank.
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    This is from inside/under Buddha. Sorry for size and quality. A Sony handy cam set on pic mode.
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    Found the ice cream man, he stopped me as I was passing by. Yea he's the ice cream man and he stopped me as I was passing by. Now I don't think he was getting sweet on me but he honestly said that I was handsome? Said all his flavors were guaranteed to satisfy. Not too surprising as the neighbor said I looked like a movie star. It must have been the aviator glasses.

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    Back to the skiff for our leg down river.In case you are wondering parking was free.
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    Back at camp in the afternoon.

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    Skiff secured its time for a sundowner.

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    This was looking north west at the landing near the Temple.

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    Trip down river.

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    And this is the sun downer. Thanks to all that post pic threads. Some one commented about the lack there of, so as I have enjoyed them, I thought the least I could do is contribute some.Besides I had the day off. Merry Christmas. The fish.
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    Nice pics and commentary fishlocker. Happy Christmas

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    Thanks! Christmas festive green sent!

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    Nice pics, FL...

    The views from the river still impresses.
    Best to ya.


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    Thanks to all. We were supposed to be there this year but other family issues prevented the trip. Merry Christmas. I'm off for a nap as the wife wants me to go shopping later today.

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    Nice one fishlocker, whereabouts in Laos is it? Pakse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker
    Back at camp in the afternoon.
    bladdy great views.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Nice one fishlocker, whereabouts in Laos is it? Pakse?
    Or Luangprabang?

    Both lovely places.


    Pakse, the Buddah statue.
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    Good pics mate.

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