Adventures in Luang Prabang

Day 1

  • Arrive by bus in the morning. Find out how that went >
  • We begin hostel hunting but are exhausted. Find a decent place and settle in for a nap.
  • Wandered around the cute, charming downtown area. We notice that tuk-tuk duvets are much less aggressive.
  • Headed to a bar called Utopia, right on the riverfront. They had a patio where we could lie down, drink Beerlao and eat.
  • I ate laap, a traditional Lao disg. Strong lemongrass flavor, delish!
  • We watched the sun set and walked to the night market.
  • Got a foot massage in the way home.

Day 2

  • We watched the monks give alms in the morning.
  • Headed to a yoga class on the Nam Khan River, peaceful.
  • Hiked up That Chomsi Stupa on the way back. Beautiful views of the city and river. We stumbled into a cave that had a Buddha statue hidden inside.
  • We changed hostels so we didn’t have to deal with a “curfew” on NYE.
  • Went to the library to volunteer speaking English with locals. Ended up chatting with a bunch of kids. Tough at first since we didn’t speak each other’s languages.
  • Went to the Red Cross – a local sauna hangout. We got massages, sat in the sauna, and drank hot tea. Rough evening, I know. It was quite a cleansing way to finish off the year.
  • Celebrated NYE at Utopia. We watched giant paper lanterns float up into the sky and a “burning man” went up in flames at midnight.
Teaching the kids "Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Teaching the kids “Heads, shoulders, knees and toes”

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