Resupply of Beer Lao for somewhere in northern Hongsa district, about an hour downriver from Tha Souang:
Girl at right (above) is a carbon copy of the cat's university hostel hockey team captain.
Tha Souang - the jumping off point for the road inland to Hongsa:
[R-L] Mr. Manivanh Teacher + student's brother + student alighting:
Mr. Manivanh student is carrying 2 sets of Big Brother Mouse books + a book from the cat for some local schools.
The amazing tensile strength of bamboo: