Kayaking and Caving

The title and the images won't quite match as my camera stayed inside the provided dry bag whenever we were on the water. We got out of the kayaks several times to visit various different sites, including two very large caves. At the first one we had to wait quite a while at the entrance as a bunch of locals climbed out in pairs, each pair carrying a long piece of lumber. This was extremely confusing until we finally got out of our guide that we were in fact going right through the hill and out the other side. The second cave was also a very large walk-through, and the exit was quite a scramble:

Chaz trying to help Lee scramble out of a cave in the Vang Vieng area.

It took Lee a couple minutes with encouragement from Chaz to get out of this one. Right outside the entrance a bunch of monks were waiting - we don't know why.

Monks waiting outside a cave entrance.