Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sleepy Luang Prabang, Laos


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.
The sunsets were also pretty amazing overlooking the Mekong River.

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.

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