The first night's stay is remarkable...of course, I know nothing about the night as I am laying on the bed, comatose after slogging up-hill in melting heat [around 40degC] on a bicycle for 4 hours, and arriving after dark.
However, it is now morning, and I am recovered!
I am delighted to find this huge hawkmoth on a tree right outside my door.
Tad Fane resort is gorgeous! It is well off the main road, in tropical jungle. From the balcony, and from the breakfast area, there is a clear view of a spectacular water-fall, which drops 150-200metres...one of the tallest water-falls in Asia!
While we consume a couple of coffees I re-acquaint myself with my travelling companions..."You are alive then?", says Koen, "the Beer Laos was very cold, so Tim and I worked our way through it...like true friends, we did not let your share get wasted!".
This morning's agenda involves travelling another 10km or so, up the hill, to a Coffee Co-Op Koen has agreed to evaluate as a Tourist destination...I suggest we ride our bikes there for decent coffee and breakfast, but Tim and Koen seem determined to try out the local bus services we are told run to an unpublished schedule on the main road. [Naturally, I expect they have thrown their bicycles deep into the jungle in the hope they will not be found for many years!]
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