Do you ever have those brilliant ideas while travelling? You know, the ones where you’re like “yeah, I’m totally going to do that” without giving any real thought to it?
I do this all the time (because all my brain cells are also on vacation). Even though I’m an avid hiker, I always seem to try to squeeze in an extra hike or some crazy adventure, in between other major hikes without thinking that my muscles might need 24 hours to rest.
I found myself looking for something to do while in Luang Prabang, Laos, and had the brilliant idea of engaging in what I thought to be a gentle and enjoyable stroll through tribal villages and a national park to reach Kuang Si Waterfall located about 30 km outside of Luang Prabang. (No idea why the word “waterfall” didn’t trigger “having to hike upwards”, I’ll never know. If it flowed flat, it would be called a river). [Read more…]