Slow Boat to Laos

When we bought our “slow boat to Laos” tickets, they weren’t lying: it was a SLOW boat. 1 days of traveling via bus, 2 nights of scrounging for hostels, and 2 days of boating. It was definitely more luxurious than the overnight bus, but it definitely wasn’t glamorous either. Yet, you can always find the good in things.
We stopped at the white temple, which was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen…it looked like most temples from the outside, but on the inside there was a mural we couldn’t photograph. The mural has paintings of Kung Fu Panda, Michael Jackson, the terminator, and other modern day figures. It was very odd to see in the middle of a sacred place. It looked like some sort of scifi painting, but it was still very interesting to have the opportunity to see. It kind of gave me the creeps though. I was ready to leave quickly haha.
For three long days, we had nothing to do. And isn’t that beautiful? We read, we drew, we napped, we journaled, we took photographs, we met people, we ate, we laughed, we talked, and we made new friends that we ended up traveling with for a week.


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