Run 24:00  4.0 km (6:00 / km)
Ended up a bit squeezed for time this morning too, so just enough for a quick loop of the southern and central parts of the old town - nice to be out early although it's not quite the same with all the shopfronts closed. Felt reasonable, although I didn't attempt to go up any hills (which is often where altitude issues manifest themselves).
That was the start of the haul south - train to Kunming, then bus south to Luang Prabang. The train trip was smooth, although with cloud and occasional rain the views weren't as good as they were on the way here. I then had three hours to kill around the bus station; to actually go into the waiting room you have to go through security and there didn't seem to be any eating options on the other side, so I stayed outside, sitting on a wall under the railway overpass and spending some time by catching up with some IPCC writing (to the occasional curiosity of the taxi drivers milling around nearby waiting for fares).