New Years was lovely in Luang Prabang with lantern lighting and intense fireworks ringing in 2015 with a bang! I took a few days off with my special someone at a nature resort on the banks of the Nam Khan River where we kayaked and swam at the Se waterfalls. Laos is full of waterfalls and this limestone landscape creates mesmerizing blue lagoons at the waterfalls. Lots of elephants here and after having some refreshing coconut water, I gave the meat and husk to a patiently waiting elephant. Gentle giants they are. Oh and there was a bear sanctuary at the Kuangxi Falls, Free The Bears, where Asiatic Black Bears are rescued and allowed to be their natural playful self

The time has come to bid goodbye to Laos and what a fantastic experience this journey has been! Noel, thanks for being an awesome riding partner and I’ll try to be on time for the next ride

Onwards to Hong Kong…

Overland riders in Laos
Overland riders in Laos.

Touching elephants in Laos
Touching elephants at Tat Se, a waterfalls near Luang Prabang.

Kuangxi Waterfall Luang Prabang
Kuangxi Waterfall near Luang Prabang.

Asiatic bears in Luang Prabang
Asiatic bears in Luang Prabang at the Free the Bear centre.

Sunset on the Mekong River at Luang Prabang
Sunset on the Mekong River at Luang Prabang.