Exploring the Konglor Caves

Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 by Teena in Labels: , ,

I consider going to different countries an educational matter for me, like when my equally loving, sweet and romantic partner in life and myself went to Indonesia last month, but that is another story.

I recently went to Lao, Peoples Democratic Republic, otherwise known as Lao PDR, but Laos as popularly known to more people. I went to Lao in a business trip; as we call it mission in our workplace, we conducted a workshop there in coordination with the Lao National Tourism Administration (LNTA). But even if it was a business trip, I consider it very exciting, amidst all the pre-workshop requirements that is needed to be fulfilled that time (most specifically one week before i departed for the LAO workshop). We took care of the bookings (flight and hotel) of the international delegates from five different countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka). They were high government officials from their respective countries, and relieved to say, there were no major hassles at all in handling them and the workshop as a whole. We stayed at the Lao Plaza Hotel, a very convenient place to stay and visit.

We also had a field trip to one of the community there, the Konglor village. And I admit it was a very refreshing experience having been used to the urban way of life in our home country. We explore the Konglor caves, and had the experience of riding a boat to discover the caves and also the ceremony with the Konglor villagers is quite an experience as well. You can see the picture attached here in this blog. We were all wearing life vests just to be sure nobody go under that time (though i think it is more of an early warning device, than as a life vest, as it tends to be very dark when one enters the caves).

As a whole the experience was very enlightening as all the travel to other places with different cultures other than what you grew up with. I hope to experience a lot more of these in the years to come.

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