For anybody that was wondering why I had fallen silent on my trip, unfortunately I committed the cardinal traveller’s sin of ingesting some pesky parasites.
To be honest, they would have probably floored one of the elephants that I will sadly not now get to get close to in Laos, suffice to say I have been the sickest I have ever been.
Happily after four days confined to barracks with no food I am getting better but will not be fit to fly until Tuesday, putting paid to our much anticipated trip to Luang Prabang.
A great shame, but this means we will have more time in Bangkok, so not exactly boring!
Such is life.