Note: the cat is NOT a real estate agent selling this place =P
At the back of the guesthouse section - containers carved from big fat bamboo stems?
Beneath a neighbour's house - space for parking motorbikes, sheltering livestock, weaving loom & what looks like conical fish traps?
Front verandah next to entrance:
Guests lounge here in the daytime while the boys who work in the guesthouse (more on them later) sleep here at night:
Front verandah viewed from outside:
Outdoor section of dining area overlooking the Nam Ou:
New ensuite bungalows overlooking the river - some already occupied, some still under construction (as of Christmas 2006) by Mr Sunset Guesthouse & the boys:
No idea if the 'books for batteries' collection scheme was still in effect, but better than discarding them into the river or other water sources.
Poster on a wall - the ugly side of tourism:
The cat has never travelled by European airlines to Southeast Asia but it was told that videos like this & this (Air France) are now screened inflight. The cat can only hope that the situation in Laos will never reach the proportions of that of Cambodia.