Monday 3rd December

It was our last day. We were to leave at 3.00 pm. Having packed our bags we went down to our last breakfast with Bruce, he was not going to leave until the next day.

Breakfast over and having vacated our room, we set off for our last visit to town.

it was obviously wash day at the temple…… it was Monday after all!

The road of the night market looks very different in the day. It is quite a wide road. Tuk tuk’s sit patiently and colourfully waiting for customers.

We decided to investigate the far end of the road where the old colonial buildings are. It is also the location of the specialist and more up market shops and restaurants.

Some side streets….

We had a lovely morning looking at textiles and paintings.

I have also to report one or two more costly investments……. Laos is generally very light on the purse to visit. Food is very cheap and eating out amazingly good value.

For our final meal we went to the Bamboo Tree, a restaurant recommended by Yael, one of the Western Australia trip members. It was excellent and we had a wonderful final repast.

Suitably fed and watered, we took a tuk tuk back to the hotel.

There was just a bit of time to take a few photographs of the hotel gardens and the view across the river of the gardens on the other side of the river, in the sunshine……..

It was time to go. A great and colourful holiday was over……

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