One of the parts of being a tourist that I like best is having nothing to do. I also like being places where there isn't much to do, Long is just such a town.
My morning began with domestic chores, I'd just returned from a long walk and many things needed doing. I washed my clothes in the bucket from the bathroom at the same time as I listened to the BBC on my cheap Chinese short wave and brewed up endless cups of instant coffee with the electric cup heater. The addition of electricity to Muang Long has been a godsend.
I was there a couple of years ago. There was no internet, no ATM, no foreigners that I saw. The market is a happening place from daylight until maybe 8am, after that things get quiet.