Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Send Chicken Soup!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting pics or details of our trek. I'd like to say it was because we were so busy living the high life in Luang Prabang, but that would be an untruth. Instead we have been staying close to our beds and our toilet as the fevers and unhappy tummies make their will be known. We seem to be coming out from the other side now though, so hopefully we'll be able to see more of Luang Prabang than a two block radius around our hotel and also be able to post some new material.

Becca

ps from brian: easily the lowest moment on the trip occurred Sunday night. Becca was in full fever sick mode and I was headed quickly in the same direction. Knowing we needed to eat something but with no energy to go exploring for food, we bought food from the place across the street from our guest house. Food in question? Spaghetti Carbonara and a Cheeseburger and fries. (This was only the second time we had ordered western food in a month of meals in Asia) Not local, expensive (about $10 total, quite spendy for here) and even the owner of our guesthouse gave us the disapproving 'silly tourists' face when we told him how much we paid. If there has been one time we felt like the dirty American tourist in this trip, that was it. Just wish the food had actually been good; would have at least justified our behaviour a little bit. Instead our desire for comfort food left us feeling even worse than whatever the bugs inside us were producing.

1 comment:

wadE said...

guys... don't beat yourself up about this sort of thing... I spent 36 hours in bed with food poisioning in Thailand... staring at the ceiling hallucinating about Papa John's pizza... I would have paid way more than 10 bucks for comfort food at that time. if that's the low point of your trip, you've been some luck M----f---ers so far!