If I could describe the room in one word: BED
if I could describe the atmosphere in one word: QUIET
if I could describe the location in one word: FAR
you get the point, I was dropped off here in the middle of the night because our bus broke down from luang prabang... needless to say I had no idea where I was but I just wanted to sleep. Lucky chez mango had a BED for me!!!
yes it is possible to get a bed, and some sleep here but when I woke I was trying to ask for directions in to the town so I could stay some place central but the staff didn't understand my English and they kept asking me to sit and have a cup of tea and a smoke with them, perhaps a nice gesture in some places but I wanted to get into town before noon so I could go tubing and caving :s oh, and I don't even smoke !
I ended up walking in the wrong direction 2 or 3 Kilometer and getting lost before I noticed another traveler whom told me to turn around and go back the other direction.
I am thankful for the tea offer, the bed and the seat but I felt a bit "trapped" when they found out i was trying to leave and wouldn't even give me directions... not even a simple point of the finger
welcome to Asia