We somewhat slept in this morning and headed out to breakfast before catching a taxi to the bus station.
Our destination of the day was the Stone Forest, a large section of karst landscape that has formed over the last few billion years. It has developed just what the name suggests, a stone forest. You can check out the photos and see for yourself.
It was a cool place, but we only stayed for a couple of hours because it was rather cold plus I was still feeling pretty weak. We took a bus back 2 hours and it dropped us off in a different bus station, so we had to take another bus back to the city before taking a cab to our hostel. This is typical in traveling in Asia. If you do it yourself like we do and save money, you have to go through some hoops before getting somewhere. Or, you can hire a private car and guide to take you everywhere. This of course is more expensive but still pretty reasonable and something many of our coworkers do.
We arrived back at the hostel near dinner time, and ended up just snacking there. Tomorrow, we’d have a day to kill before taking a 25 hour bus ride into Laos.