We spent a little over a week in Laos' former capital, Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang is definitely a bit more expensive than most of SE Asia; for the first time we couldn't find a room for under $10, and cheap food was a bit harder to find. Since we were suffering from a bit of travel fatigue and didn't really feel like spending the money to go see yet another waterfall and also because scooter rental was fairly high for the area ($25!!), we mainly just slept, watched HBO and ate noodles.
|The Nam Khan River|
We still had a nice time though. I finally gave in and bought a pair of the harem pants that are so en vogue here at the Night Market.
|Yes, I also own a cat in a beanie shirt.|
We took a few walks through town and saw the sights.
|This is at the national stadium. Obviously.|
|There's a stupa way up there.|
|You see monks just walking around so often here you forget that it's not a normal sight back home.|
We tried some traditional Lao BBQ.
We crossed the Nam Khan River (Luang Prabang has two that go through it) on a rickety bamboo bridge that has to be rebuilt every year since it gets washed away during wet season (we were there in dry season.)
And we visted a few Wats.
We are heading out next to Chiang Mai, Thailand on a 16 hour bus ride. Check back soon for our next post!
|An old man road this sweet bike.|