The mighty Mekong River and The Gibbon Experience


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November 15th 2006
Published: December 2nd 2006
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Same kind of boat as we were on
We left Vang Vieng and headed to Laung Prabang where we caught a long slow ferry up the Mekong River, for 2 days stopped halfway at a little town on the river and made it to Huay Xai, we had a day there before starting our Gibbon Experience so we went sapphire hunting. A tuk tuk driver took us out to some farmer and we panned for saphhires. Next day we had to drive 3 hours into the Bokeo Reserve and then we got told all bout the Gibbon Experience, pretty much its a village project that they are trying to conserve the forest from all the poachers and the Gibbon Experience money goes towards this project. They have ziplines everywhere through the canopy of the forest and there are treehouses, we had treehouse 2 (also known as the honeymoon suite) which is secluded and the village brings you meals 3 times a day to your treehouse, and each day you just chill out, trek, zip around. The longest zipline was to our treehouse which was 400m long and 150m high so it was a real rush!!! It was so cool, we had our own treehouse which had magnificent views over
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Crusin along
mountains of pristine forest! The shower overlooks the forest, best shower in the world and at night you can hear the forest come alive with the sounds. And they have a friendly bear and monkeys and a cute Gibbon, so they were cool to play with!


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Slowboat Ferry

Some water buffalo's cooling down
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Our friends Roe and Dean speeding past us on a speedboat
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A little village on the Mekong
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View from the little town we stayed in, the halfway point.
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Huay Xai

Walking to find sapphire's
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Huay Xai

Scott hunting for spahhires in some farmers stream....
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Huay Xai

This is the farmer where we went looking for sapphires
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The Gibbon Experience

Scott playing with a monkey
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Playing with a bear!
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The first zipline going to Treehouse 1
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A massive zipline heading to our treehouse 2
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Me zipping from our treehouse
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The view in the morning from our treehouse!
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The view in the morning from our treehouse!
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The Gibbon Experience

Scott leaving our treehouse
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Our treehouse
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Scott zipping out
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Thats me zipping!!!! This photo shows you how high the ziplines are!
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Me zipping home


2nd December 2006

thats my girl
wow me kids going good woooppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xoxoxox thanks o scotty hahahahah take it easy bro lol

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