We were very happy that we got a inexpensive, nice room with an en-suite in the sleepy northern Laos town. We spent four days coughing, sneezing, sweating and instead of tourism, lying in the room. Its rained a lot too.
The many local restaurants and cafes have supplied us with vegtables and rice and the BBC iPlayer has kindly supplied entertainment. I have continued to shout at my phone who can play chess better than I can.
We both feel a bit sad that we haven’t explored this laid back, friendly place but you can’t choose where you are ill.