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Traveling from Nong Khai to Loei and Loei to Phitsanulok

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We decided to Travel to Loei as according to the guides the views from the bus were really nice and also to avoid to be in the bus to Chiang Mai for 12 hours therefore we thought that we will do it in stages. We managed to find the right bus, helpfull people in the bus station and a lot of sign Language and writing in a pice of paper was required though. 3rd class bus, very cheap around 250km to our destination, looking good... It seem that this bus wasn't very popular among foreigners as people on the bus were looking at us. Once that a brave woman started to speak with us in thai more people joined in to know what the heck we were doing there. We told them that we were going to Loei and they seem satisfied with it until they start giving us water and Food, rice and dry squid with some dumplings. Once that they fed us they relaxed and they continued with their thing. The bus follows the Mekong and the Laos border and Goes up the mountains. Stunning views along the way. After 4 hours in the bus we started wondering if we would arrive soon to Loei, it took us another 4!

Arriving to Loei, it wasnt looking very nice. We try to go to the guesthouse that we were thinking to sleep and it turn out that it was closed. We finished in chinese hotel that we must say was ok, as it had air con. Total luxury for our recent standards.... After a night sleep and a short walk , city didn't seem nice at all, we decided that we better go to our next destination Phitsanulok

Another 5 hours in the bus and more scenic views and we were there. As this time we were going in air con bus, people seem more unfriendly. No food for us :(. Phitsanulok was looking better and booked a room that was extremely cheap also extremely small and hot but it had a nice retro look. We spent 2 nights in there doing some sightseeing and resting. The place is not tourist oriented at all and was a bit hard to get by, ordering food was very random. Anyway was good to see how a true Thai city looks..

3rd class bus

3rd class bus

3rd class bus

3rd class bus

View from the bus

View from the bus

More views

More views

View from the bus

View from the bus

Photo with nice ladies that were feeding us

Photo with nice ladies that were feeding us

It was a long trip to Loei

It was a long trip to Loei

Loei, not much to say

Loei, not much to say

Loei

Loei

Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok

Thais doing aerobic, free classes for everybody

Thais doing aerobic, free classes for everybody

Phitsanulok cultural centre

Phitsanulok cultural centre

Local bar, asian pop and western pop blasting non stop

Local bar, asian pop and western pop blasting non stop

Walking around the city at night

Walking around the city at night

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Small museum inside the wat ratburana

Small museum inside the wat ratburana

Museum

Museum

Wat ratburana

Wat ratburana

Boat belonging to king Chulalongkorn

Boat belonging to king Chulalongkorn

Murals inside the wat, really nice and all walls are decorated

Murals inside the wat, really nice and all walls are decorated

Murals

Murals

Monk doing what monks do

Monk doing what monks do

image

image

Wat Yai, second most sacred buddha in thailand

Wat Yai, second most sacred buddha in thailand

Wat Yai, second most sacred Buddha in Thailand is here

Wat Yai, second most sacred Buddha in Thailand is here

Wat Yai

Wat Yai

Wat Yai, full of people

Wat Yai, full of people

Our room in phitsanulok, very cheap, small and hot

Our room in phitsanulok, very cheap, small and hot

Our room

Our room

Comic store, owner surprised that we wanted a picture

Comic store, owner surprised that we wanted a picture

Our chinese coffe shop, really nice coffe, Second day we get a discount <img class='img' src='http://www.travellerspoint.com/Emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />

Our chinese coffe shop, really nice coffe, Second day we get a discount :)

Posted by joxa 01:33 Archived in Thailand

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Seréis frikis, mira que ir hasta Thailandia para acabar en una tienda de comics :)
Un abrazo y seguid subiendo fotos, qué envidia !!!

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