There is the inevitable stop at a whisky village on the way (suggested by the captain), where you can buy clothes (probably made elsewhere) and whisky (made in the village as far as I can judge, I saw pots with rice for fermentation and distillation equipment).
Small bottle xxx Kip, large bottle xxx Kip. Disclaimer: ChristianPFC disapproves of killing animals for decoration or for non-FDA-approved medical use or mistreating animals for entertainment.
Continue the trip.
Climb to upper cave. In front of the cave, a woman is sitting who sells/lends flashlights and demonstratively points to a box for donations; short of jumping and waving her arms at me.
more information about the caves:
----- Gold panning in the Mekong
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