It was well worth going up the top of Phousi mountain as the views from there were wonderful. Our hotel location is on the left hand side of the steel bridge. We went up from the east side and down into town on the west side and we needed a coffee by then and lots of water as it was very hot and humid.

We walked back to the hotel and decided to try the low bamboo bridge which I preferred to the large wooden/steel bridge and it was a shorter walk that way and we had a nice breeze across the river.  There were a lot of  beautiful butterflies about today but they are all too quick to photograph.

We are going into town to eat tonight and then leave at 8am on the “VIP” bus which we hope won’t break down via Vian Vieng to Vientiane where we should arrive about 5.30pm tomorrow night.  We fly to China on Saturday afternoon and have a couple of days in Kunming before the long train trip to Hangzhou.