On Wednesday morning, we drove from Salavan to Pakse. It's the dry and cool season now - most rice fields in Salavan province look like this - brown with stubby shafts of the old rice. There are a few areas which have irrigation systems but not in most of the more remote areas.
This was the view this morning as I went off for my morning run - Champa Palace Hotel. It used to be the residence of a Lao prince but now is a beautiful old hotel. It looks very mysterious in the morning mist.
On Thursday afternoon, I walked to the Chinese temple on the other side of the Xedon River. It has an amazing view up and down the Mekong River.
This morning, I took the picture below, which shows the temple on the other side of the river.
This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, whose members post pictures of the skies around the world.