This was a rough day for me. I got super sick on the plane ride. After the plane- a crazed cab driver took us on a scary ride to our hotel. We get to the hotel that we have booked and paid for and they say they don’t have a room because there are five of us and not four. (Lennon is a big kid, but come on!) We had been cramming ourselves on one bed in some rooms for pete’s sake!) I just want to lie down somewhere and the front desk people are getting all snippy so I say that their policies are stupid! What a great example for the kids, right? Long story a bit longer, Jesse did some sweet talking and we were in a room within minutes. The next day- I stayed at the hotel to blog a bit while the four of them explored the city. On a positive note, the front desk lady and I did make up and my illness only lasted 24 hours!
Some of you know and I think I briefly posted about the fact that L and M like to collect beer bottle caps from off the ground. We saw some men that made a checkerboard set out of bottle caps and chalk- now that is genius! The boys discovered the bounty at a restaurant and wanted me to blog about it!
This was our first overnight train experience and we really liked it. The only drawbacks were our close proximity to the bathrooms and the fact that the latch was broken on the train car door so it would open and slam shut at regular intervals. We were so tired that we all slept through most of the night.
When you enter Laos, you notice an energy shift. I can’t explain it but everything slows down considerably.