In Luang Prabang we bought some school books from Big Brother Mouse and here Jane is presenting them to the local primary school. They have few resources so the headmaster (pictured) was very grateful for our donation.
We were told that this healer is famous throughout the world. His technique mostly seemed to consist of cracking jokes at which all the 'patients' gathered around laughed. Well, laughter is said to be the best medicine.
From Luang Prabang we travelled south towards the capital, Vientianne, but then took a trip out into the countryside to stay at Rivertime Eco Lodge. Note the 'swimming pool' at the lodge's floating restaurant.
The Malayan Sun Bear is the smallest of the world's eight bear species at about only 1.2 mtrs in length. They are normally nocturnal and are very gentle but I still wouldn't want to meet a wild one out there in the woods.