My wife and I arrive in SR late morning of 15 April and leave for Luang Prabang mid afternoon on 18 April. Probably a busy time being KNY.
1. When we were in SR in December 2007, we simply hired bikes and cycled around the temples by ourselves which was great fun and very relaxing. This time we would like to learn more about the historical side of things and wish to have a day with a knowledgeable guide and driver. Should we try to book a guide and driver before we leave Aust or just take a chance on finding a not-too-pushy guide upon arrival ? (We are not interested in visiting the shops etc of the guide's relatives etc!!)
2. We would like to do a half day tour of the Lake.
Is the Tara tour the way to go or should we use a guide and driver?
3. We would like to go to Beng Melea and also my wife (a kindy Director) would like to observe, and to some extent participate in a couple of out of the way village schools. What is the best way to do that?
Finally,we are very fond of S-E Asia so I peruse the TA posts with great interest. Thank you to Angkorlad, Thmoore (sorry to learn the "old man" had a mishap) and others who make it all so interesting.