My husband and I loved this trip. Boating up the Nam Ou from Non Khiaw to Mong Noi we passed water buffalo, farming and weaving villages, and beautiful mountains and jungle. We visited several villages along the way and trekked through rice fields and teak forests to a remote village high in the mountains for a homestay. We also visited a cave one village had used as a bomb shelter. We chose to kayak back to Nong Khiaw, which was another great way to experience the river. The scenery is stunning and the encounters with the local people and culture memorable. The food provided for our lunches was exceptional--all prepared at the local Green Discovery office. Our guide, Joi, was one of my favorite guides we experienced during our month-long Southeast Asia trip. Joi was attentive without being intrusive, thoughtful, reflective, gentle, good-natured, always ready with quiet humor and a beautiful smile, full of knowledge about northern Laos--its jungles and its peoples--and just a lovely, lovely person/spirit to be around at all times. You could tell he had great respect and love for the landscape and people.
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