Category: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, 2018

Another Day on the Mekong River

January 26. After breakfast at the hotel, with elephants across the river,

we again board our private boat for the continuation of our Mekong river trip to Luang Prabang.

We stop at a small town where we are greeted by kids on the beach. I stay on the boat, because my hip is bothering me from yesterday’s accident.

Along the way we visit the amazing Pok Au caves, that contain a thousand Buddha statues, and, once again, I forego the climb and just glimpse the scene from the boat. We drive on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, where we check into our hotel. Immediately after checking in, our guide, Pan, leader, Karl, and Carol and I set out to the Luang Prabang hospital to have my hip examined. The doctor concludes that it’s a muscle problem, that nothing is broken and X-rays are not necessary. He prescribes painkillers and muscle relaxants and we drive back to the hotel and prepare to meet the group for dinner. This all comes as quite a relief tome, as I had myself on a plane heading home. The total bill for doctor and all meds is $7.

Dinner in a hopping part of Luang Prabang, at Blue Lagoon, is excellent. Back to the hotel to get rest for early wake up.

5 comments to Another Day on the Mekong River

  • Bob Heywood

    Hey Arnie! Looks like your photo chops were not damaged in the accident. Great stuff!
    And it seems you are in good hands. Hang in there, and keep shooting!

  • Phoebe

    Oh wow, I’m so glad nothing’s broken. I hope the pain killers do the trick and that you’re able to fully enjoy the rest of your trip.


  • Wendy

    Dadz,excellent news. Muscles rather than bones. I’m sorry you’re hurting, but I’m very glad to know that this is a short-term ordeal rather than something much bigger. Now, if you can just keep quiet about the king…

  • Jodi Kanter

    Glad you’re okay, Dad. For that one of you on the table, did you set it on a tripod and run into position?

  • Eve Levine

    I’m happy you are basically ok. Sorry about the pain. Hope it is a speedy recover and you continue to enjoy your trip. Keep those photos coming! Hugs!

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