Bus_Roof.jpgOn the bus ride through the jungle between Vieng Puka and Huay Xai, I saw one of the lao guys climb out of the window of the dusty bus and onto the roof. So I followed (watching carefully to see no tree limbs would knock me off of the bus). Had a great time just chillin on the luggage. 38 KB  
Bus_Roof.jpgIt was a long bus ride so we were mostly sleeping. 36 KB  
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Bus_Roof.jpgIt was fun to crawl over the top of the luggage pile so you could see ahead of the bus. 19 KB  
Don_Papaya.jpgThis is a girl I met in Huay Xai. She and her sister ran a papaya salad (Som Tam) stand and beauty salon. Had a funny experience here where I got to see some Thai people (fresh over the border into Laos) learn the difference between Som Tam THAI and Som Tam LAO -- GREY ROTTEN FISH! I too had to learn the hard way, but its nice to know that I was not the only one who was not fond of the secret ingredient. 26 KB  
Graffiti.jpgTuey - Hip Hop Single in the mean streets of Huay Xai Biotch! 52 KB  
Spaghetti_Plant.jpgSaw these everywhere but finally got a picture. I thought people were drying yarn or something, but nope, its natural. 79 KB  
MangoKhao_Niaw.jpgFresh ripe mango with sticky-rice cooked in coconut cream and a thick cup of Café Lao -- my kind of breakfast! 33 KB