Today I plan to head up north to Phongsali, basically the most north in Laos you can go without being in China. It's a minimum of 20hr bus ride from here to there and this doesn't sound great, especially since it departs at 5:30pm (though I was told that yesterday it left late at 7pm) Once there I plan to do very little. See local minority tribes, relax, read, maybe walk through villages. Basically be a traveler again. From there the plan is to take a boat slowly down the Nam Ou (Ou river) stopping in on villages along the way before coming back to Luang Prabang. A week with no work, nothing to do, no people I know around... sounds great and much needed.
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