A inacreditável Kuang Si Falls!
A cachoeira mais linda que eu já vi. Fica em Luang Prabang, há uns 45 minutos de carros. Várias lojinhas na cidade oferecem o tour (tour = uma van que te leva até lá) . Essa é a penúltima queda, ainda dá pra chegar em cima. A trilha é super fácil. Tem partes permitidas para banho. O lugar é cheio mas as pessoas não entram na água então a água fica vazia, o que é ótimo pra tomar banho. 😂
A travelling book fairy from Singapore is currently in Luang Prabang, Laos and does, what a fairy does, when she is on holiday.... a book drop of course!
Should you ever visit Luang Prabang, then please do visit the library too. The Luang Prabang Library supports libraries and reading promotion in many surrounding rural villages. On the library wall are a number of "book bags", each of which has slots to put books into. People are encouraged to come and buy a Lao book which is on a stand next to the book bag, and then place it in one of the slots in the bag. A book only costs 20,000 kip, which is less than $2.
When there are 100 books in a book bag, it is taken out by the Tuk-Tuk Library (see below) and distributed to village schools where both the children and the adults of the village have access to them. .
All children in Laos are allowed to finish high school, no matter what their age when they commence school. It is not uncommon to have 16 year-olds studying at Year 7, as their start at school was delayed for any number of reasons.
Many children walk down from the mountains, sometimes taking days to get to the nearest school. Their families hope that when they finish they will get jobs in the government such as the public service, police or army, or have an opportunity to go on to Teacher Training College and come back and set up schools in the villages, or at least be able to send a little money home to help out. However, one significant obstacle to children gaining an education is a lack of books - both text books and reading books. Text books are desperately needed in all rural schools both primary and high schools.
Walking with Elephants. .
Today we went on an elephant trek with @mandalao_elephants. A no riding elephant sanctuary! .
We booked a full day tour and after the half day split off it was just the two of us with the elephants for a further 3 hours!