Beautiful girls of Luang Prabang, sorry guys…I didn’t ask for their names and phone numbers. They are the official greeters [click here] to see a close up image.
We drove to Luang Prabang instead of flying because my relative wanted us to see the countryside of Laos. The road is a bit scary to me, many dangerous sharp curves, and I got motion sickness by the many twists and turns. We stopped at Vang Vieng for lunch, they’ve a very creative way of placing the washbasin, and hand towel for customers. I’ve noticed that many restaurants in Laos are doing something similar to this also, although I had my wet hands wipes with me, so I used it instead.
We each had a simple noodle dish.
Unlike other part of Laos, Luang Prabang is a charming little old town, and the architecture as best I could tell has the French or European influence, but still has a feel of a Lao architecture structure and traditional Lao landscaping mixed in that gives it the old world charm look in my opinion. For a typical Lao local, one might not feel comfortable seeing so many foreigners in one place, as most Lao locals would say that there are too many Farangs, but as for my dad and I, we feel right at home, more so than any other part of Laos, maybe it’s because of the familiar faces that we’re so used to seeing back home, as my relative would say, it’s your people.
I love the night market, but it’s so dark that I’ve a hard time seeing the design patterns of the bag that I really liked, I realized now that I‘m not a shoe person, but a bag person, I purchased several Lao ethic bags. The price here is somewhat high in comparison to Talatsao (morning market) in Vientiane, might be because they’re selling it to foreigners that don’t mind paying, but if converted the price to Euros or American Dollars, then it’s dirt cheap, I normally don’t bargain when I made my purchase.
I saw many flowers that I’ve not seen much of in the US.
Bananas and banana tree.
The only food picture that I took in Luang Prabang is the photo of the grilled chicken feet. They’ve excellent Lao food in Luang Prabang, and my dad especially likes grilled fish, but I failed to take picture of it and other dishes.
Like most people that visited Luang Prabang, I feel in love with the old charming town, I can actually picture myself living here, I’m thinking an investment in a small guest house with Internet café/coffee shop/bookstore, but I would think to get my hand on any property such as this would be extremely high, so it could only be a dream that will never become a reality, my visit here again is highly likely.