An easy hour by river boat south of Nong Khiaw the walk starts at a very simple Laotian village that has no road access and barely any electricity (I spied 2 very small solar panels and 1 crude run of river hydro machine. Sum total available power would have been less than 500 W. Most electric jugs needs 1000 W). A much more challenging walk up through the waterfall itself – took about 90 mins to get up climbing at a decent pace and just over an hour to get down. A decent walk with a talkative and interesting guide. We were also accompanied by a guide from the … village. Watching his bush craft was interesting – he collected fodder on the way – made bamboo drinking cups without breaking stride and stripped and rolled up some vegetation that makes a decent rope. On the way back to Nong Khiaw we stopped at a cave that was used as a secret hospital and munitions dump (good mix?) during the Vietnam War. An interesting view for those who don’t mind confined spaces from time to time (crawling only in parts). The cave runs into the hillside some 300m and 50 year old canned goods and supplies are still visible in the deepest part of the cave.
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