/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/00_River.jpg View from the 8 hour boat ride north along the Nam Ou river to Nong Kiew. 18 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/02_Monkey_King.jpg This was our boat driver on the way up. Some people had terrible stories about running out of gas, not having any food for 10 hours, etc, but I had a great time, (probably because I was warned?). We did have to get out and push the boat through shallow water at one point, but that was just fun. 22 KB  
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/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/12_Sunset.jpg One of the many great sunsets in Nong Kiew. 14 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/14_Fireworks.jpg Wandered around the town and found these little kids shooting off firecrackers. 15 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/16_Night.jpg Just a photo I took in the village where many people still live in bamboo huts. 17 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/17_Nam_Ou_River.jpg The next three pics were taken from the same bridge over the river -- it was beautiful! I walked down into this area you see here, past the women washing laundry and took a swim with the kids and fishermen. Just had to watch out for the tourist boats that would float through every few hours. 23 KB  
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/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/22_Mountain.jpg 28 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/23_Sunset.jpg Watched the sun set from Sunset guest house. 18 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/24_Playboy.jpg She is very un-photogenic, but the funny part was her T-shirt! "U.S.A. Playboy happy in... San Francisco"! I think that many Lao people mistook the bunny for a children's cartoon character. 31 KB  
/pics/2005/2005-03-12_Laos/2005-02-26_Nong_Kiew/25_Sunrise.jpg Succesfull traveling in Laos means getting up before the sun... So I saw a lot of sunrises. 8 KB