Three day forest camp trek (Luang Namtha, Laos)
Posted Date: 11/15/20139:43 AM


Sunday, November 23, 2008
Off for a three day forest trek in the Luang Namtha National Park in northern Laos. The guides did a wonderful job providing us with local cuisine for lunch.
The guides were also meant to give us information about the “bush tucker” that could be found in the forest. But when Kelly tried to eat fruit they had to tell her it was poisonous!
Talking a bit more they told us they made pillows out of this spiky stuff – really?
(it is actually really soft)
And we thought we had a monster bamboo at Tiwi!
Just to prove that we were working hard.
The hut for night 2. In the morning mist.
Leaving our little house on the prairie (well almost a prairie)
Lunch Laos style.
and greg style
There was not much in the way of distant mountain views. Gerome, one of the other punters on the trip is seen here taking a photo of the trees from the designated “lookout”.
Greg trying to figure out which way the track went.
What is this? We had no idea , the guides had no idea, Gerome certainly had no idea.
Only clues:
1.    it is about the size and shape of shoelace
2.    it wiggles (it is alive)

All suggestions should be sent to www.greendiscoverylaos.com. They certainly had no idea and need all the additional information they can get.
It was obvious when we exited the national park – I guess we could appreciate that our tourist money was stopping this happening on a larger scale.
Good we got to walk through a rice paddy. That was a clear thing we had to tick off while in Asia.
We ended in a local village.
And got to walk past the local mechanics garage.
 
Posted by Greg 

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