Huay Bo is the most off the beaten path place I have ever reached on my own. It took 3 hours walking from Muang Ngoi to find this village with no roads, no internet and no electricity network, where I spent two days learning about the lifestyle of its people. One of the best experiences I had in Laos.
Muang Ngoi used to be an unknown destination in northern Laos, a beautiful village with no electricity or internet, only possible to reach by boat. It is changing now, but it still surprised me in a positive way.
Muang Khoa was the first of the small villages in northern Laos that I wanted to visit. It is not a popular tourist destination, I went there because I wanted to travel south through the river Nam Ou and, oh surprise, I fell in love with Muang Khoa and its people.
In the last post I presented the two first highlights of Karnataka, Mysore and the ancient temples. This is the second part featuring nature, the origin of Kaveri river and a Tibetan settlement.
I knew Allepey is a touristic place, one of the main gateways to the backwaters. But I went there for a reason: I had explored the backwaters in Poovar by motor boat and in Munroe island by canoe, and I wanted to try a different way. And I could do it there.