Goodbye Cambodia helo Laos!
So.. we booked a bus to Laos, so of course we didnt expect anything anything else.. One thing we have learned: never expect anything while traveling Asia!
We were put into a mini van squished together. I thought maybe this would bring us to the bus, but no.. we were supposed to sit in this the entire way to Laos.. we had no space for our feet because the packpacks was pushed under the seats and all the way up to where our feet was so we had to sit with the backpacks under our feet. They put 4 of us in each row. Erik sat with his head in the sealing and a seat that was so hard, and his knees pushed into the other seats in front. Luckily I’m a bit smaller so I didn’t have the same problems, but our seats was so straight up, almost leaning forward so it was impossible to relax. And none of us knew how we should have our shoulders cus there was not enough space. But everyone was used to traveling so we all smiled and laughed. No one had a bad mood trough the entire trip.
THEN.. The car broke down:))))
So we had to wait two hours for a new minivan. Then we was pushed into another minivan. There was already local people in there with children and baggage so it was even less space for us.. they put many of the backpacks on the roof, just used a little rope to hold it. So this trip lasted for some couple of hours, AND IT WAS EVEN TIGHTER. One of them didn’t even have a real seat. He sat in between two seats. And he didn’t have a seat back to lean on to.. we still had our feet on the backpacks. two of the locals sat on the roof. Crazy people.. haha.. when we were ready to leave I noticed a rope from our van to the other van! So we actually dragged the van too.
Damn haha. But still everyone had a good mood and smiled. Only thing was that our asses started to ace.. and we couldn’t move, so that was pretty uncomfortable..
After a couple of hours with a bumpy ride we stopped and everyone were told to get out, so we did. There we sat for maybe 40 minutes and waited for the next van. In the next can we finally had a little bit more space! But this time Erik got the seat without a back, but he still thought this was better.
We sat here for maybe 1 or 2 hours. Then we reached the border. As the border actually was closed all of us had to pay extra two dollars? And almost none of us had no picture so we had to pay for that too. One of the ladies with us complained and said that they could take a picture of us at the first stop(the exit if Cambodia) because they had cameras there. But then we was told that if she didn’t stop complaining she would have to go back to Cambodia.. wonder if it is a bit corrupted at the borders in Asia?
Anyways we got another minivan. Were brought to a boat we thought was supposed to be a ferries. It was a tiny boat, not that that matters. And that was the last transportation we tok. FINALLY IN LAOS! 4000island!
Ps: this is already two or three weeks ago.. have been sick the last couple of weeks so I didn’t feel like writing.. I’m actually in Thailand now.. will write more about Laos later!
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