Since other family members were still doing their chores and not ready for breakfast yet, I asked uncle Khao to show me where the Mekong River is and where Ban Houaylao Team is practicing for Pakse Boat Racing Festival.
I didn’t live near the Mekong River and never had a chance to witness the preparation for a typical Lao Boat Racing Festival. I can barely remember the couple of times my parents took me to Vientiane Boat Racing Festival. I was as excited and if not more than these kids who are camping out by the river early in the morning.
The Champasak Army Team is training alongside Ban Houaylao villagers and have been doing so for many years.
Eventually the fun has to end and uncle Khao and I went back to the house for breakfast. We had a long day a head of us.