Ban Saleuan has a warm and friendly atmosphere and we are blessed to have forged such a close relationship with this village. It’s a simple village where time seems to stand still and the likelihood of seeing another ‘falang’ is minimal. “Bpai sa sa” as they say in Lao. (Go slowly). Governed by the seasons, village life is ever-changing. Local villagers can be spotted in the rice fields or attending to their water buffalo. Harvesting lentils, nuts and a variety of other tasty organic produce. Some may be weaving basket while others repairing their fishing nets. Every day is different and one must not forget to go with the flow.
Delight in an authentic tradition Lao lunch with Ms. Pai. Make yourselves at home and soak up some local hospitality. Ms. Pai is a fantastic host and her lunches are simply delicious and often prepared with fresh organic produce from the village. You won’t be disappointed.
A moderate trek leads through rice fields behind the village and up into the jungle forest to the village caves. The cave is small but holds great significance as it was occupied during the secret war. Old Sanskrit writing can be seen on the walls along with old broken Buddha laid to rest. As you approach the cave there is a steep but manageable climb. The local kids often tag along and are great little guides and lots of fun.