Sunset on the Mekong

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January 26th 2007
Published: February 15th 2007
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Thakhek has the crumbling, former colonial, 3rd world, atmosphere of an oriental Havana-on-the-Mekong. There were other forigners staying at the Thakhek travel lodge, but walking around town, we are definatly a point of attention, & have the feeling that people here do not see alot of forigners. This afternoon, we decide to walk to the river. On the way we meet our friend, that we met at the park outside the sitting-and-flirting cave. He is a college administrator here. He reminds us to stay by the river to catch the sunset. Seeing how much we loved the sunsets in Vientiane, we take his advice, & drink tea & eat pho (noodle soup) at a riverside stand until dark....

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noodle shopnoodle shop
noodle shop

This is where we bought our "pho". It was the best I tasted on the whole trip. We ate it across the street at tables by the river.
colonial buildingscolonial buildings
colonial buildings

looking towards the river
scooter rider with umbrellascooter rider with umbrella
scooter rider with umbrella

this was a common sight. Also common was seeing whole families on one scooter. Most I saw was 6 people on a scooter
waterbuffalo at the stupa workshopwaterbuffalo at the stupa workshop
waterbuffalo at the stupa workshop

They make memorial stupas here. Regarding previous caption, I should mention it was 0ne adult and 5 kids on one scooter....

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