Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang, Laos

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Arrived Loas today, hot hot hot and so sticky, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Arrived Loas today, hot hot hot and so sticky

A travel blog entry by crocks

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Had a wonder round and its like a ghost town, obviously a bar I haven't found yet. Get offered massage every 20 paces, its low season here now and so few people about. The weather is so humid, minimum 3 showers a day and the same in change of T shirts. ...

Laos-pancakes, ice cream, Joma & sleeper buses, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Laos-pancakes, ice cream, Joma & sleeper buses

A travel blog entry by soshedid

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... you would understand our worry at being thrown out of bed in the middle of the night landing in the aisle below!! Arrived in Luang Prabang and I instantly loved it there. It had such a nice feel to it - very quaint with lovely little streets with the ...

A night to remember huay xai to chaing khong to LP, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A night to remember huay xai to chaing khong to LP

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

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... last night and I felt ok. A week off alcohol resolved and I'd worry about the malaria tablets later although well aware now in Laos I would need them! We stuttered out of that crap room and with no definitive answer from the rude Thai man we headed to ...

We arrived...in Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

We arrived...in Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

I wake up and we're on the move, arriving at Luang Prabang at 9am... 2 hours late. So 38 hours almost since leaving Pai! We are wrecked, I stink, I desperately need to brush my teeth and my body is battered. We get a tuk tuk to a guesthouse strip and ...

Loving LPB, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Loving LPB

A travel blog entry by erinlisagk

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... (admittedly quite refreshing). We left shortly after that to go back to the city. It's definitely a must-do tourist attraction for Luang Prabang. We were told a great place to watch the sunset is on top of the mountain in the centre of the city. ...

Cafe life, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Cafe life

A travel blog entry by erinlisagk

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... rays, and visited the infamous night market one last time. We plan to get our bags and ourselves organized for our flight to Hanoi tomorrow! The next entry will be in a new country! We love Luang Prabang but we're looking forward to a change of pace ...

Second Day of Slow Boat to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Second Day of Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... Buddha's Cave because of all (over 1000 Buddhas) that are in this cave for protection from wars. We are now in Luang Prabang, the capital of Laos, and will be here for 2-3 nights. The hotel is a little more upscale than prior hotels and we can settle in ...

19-20 Dec Luang Prabang, charming town comes alive, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

19-20 Dec Luang Prabang, charming town comes alive

A travel blog entry by nateyong

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Luang Prabang, a place where it's sandwich between 2 rivers, a place where temperature drops in the evening and comes alive in the wee early morning. A mixture of french heritage and it's local tribesmen. A centre for craftsmen and buddhist's temples. The ...

Mango Garden, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Mango Garden

A travel blog entry by bestrips

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Primeiro jantarzinho gostoso em Luang ...

17 Dec - 18 Dec  BUS RIDE FROM HELL, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

17 Dec - 18 Dec BUS RIDE FROM HELL

A travel blog entry by nateyong

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... 000 dong) and rest ourselves till 5am the next day as the bus was leaving at 530am. Part 2: Dien Bien Phu, Muang Khua, Odomxai to Luang Prabang 18dec 5am, We hop onto the mini bus with most of the foreigners' lugguages all strap on top of the bus. It was ...

Giving Alms, Markets, and Homestay in Village, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Giving Alms, Markets, and Homestay in Village

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... very interesting items for sale. Check the captions on the pictures for some of the more unusual items. On the way out of Luang Prabang, we stopped at their version of a department store, which contained many household items and clothes. After a 7 hour ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by katandpete

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Luang Prabang is one of the tourist hubs in Laos. It's sits centrally in the north of the country and is consequently the first stop for most of the travellers coming in from the North of Thailand and Vietnam. Sadly there is no rail network and airports ...

Ethnology Museum and Waterfalls/Bear Sanctuary, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Ethnology Museum and Waterfalls/Bear Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... a late lunch at the village near the waterfalls: barbecued whole fish and chicken, great fruit shakes, and crepes. The drive back to Luang Prabang was scenic with stops at a native fruit market and a wooden bridge with only one lane traffic built by UN ...

Weaving a golden tapestry, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Weaving a golden tapestry

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

Despite waking we miss the alms giving... They start at 5.30! Isn't life punishing enough... Back to bed with plans to wake at 4.45am on Monday we lazily wake up at 7.30 in prep for some brekkie at Joma this cute french looking patisserie, before being ...

Travel to Laos,via Chiang Kong and Huey Xai, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Travel to Laos,via Chiang Kong and Huey Xai

A travel blog entry by leslieandleon

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... as he spoke NO English, and we pulled into a beauty spot on the Mekong River,overlooking were all the slow boats dock en route to Luang Prebang.Leon booked us the most expensive hotel in town,coming in at a staggering $35 a night,and it really is pretty,a ...

Down the Mekong with the Peacocks., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Down the Mekong with the Peacocks.

A travel blog entry by leslieandleon

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... and get ready for the last leg of our journey,stopping at the caves just before arriving at the highly anticipated town of Luang Prabang The caves seem relatively anti-climatic compared with the rest of our river experience,and the caves we saw in Krabi ...

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... to record me as I intended to give him a piece of my mind. It wasn't him which, for his sake, was a good thing. The flight to Luang Prabang only lasted an hour and as we flew at 17000 feet, we were able to see great views out of the window. We were also ...

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Bears and a Massage., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Bears and a Massage.

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... , I made sure we didn't get the seats at the back again, but we were still trapped in the middle. On our journey back to Luang Prabang, our driver stopped at a Hmong village and asked us all to disembark to look around. Quite frankly, I wish I had stayed ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... and we soon reached the Wat. Walking around the outside of the Wat enabled us to appreciate wonderful views across the whole peninsula, Luang Prabang and the suburbs. The pain had been worth it. Once down again, we walked to the former Royal Palace and ...

Day 4 Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 4 Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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... Mekong river to visit the Pak Ou Cave, that was a little disappointing but fabulous scenery. After lunch we headed south through Luang Prabang to visit the Kuang SI Waterfall. The drive was certainly eventful, I had just commented to Rene that I thought ...

Luang Prabang part 2, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang part 2

A travel blog entry by lau384

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... buckets of water thrown over me. 5 mins later I've had another. Drenched is not the word! So 13th, 14th and 15th is Laos New Year! And traditionally they have what is called 'The Water Festival'. Basically buckets of water are thrown over you. No matter ...

Cave of 1000 Buddhas, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Cave of 1000 Buddhas

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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... the river and boarded a floating restaurant for lunch and watched the local children playing in the water. We returned down the river to Luang Prabang township and back to or hotel. After a quick swim we went down the street to the night market and found ...

Luang Prabang, Laos, Day 1 of 2, actually 2 1/2, Luang Prabang,  Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Prabang, Laos, Day 1 of 2, actually 2 1/2

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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... in over 2 weeks and relaxed over breakfast in the nice hotel outdoor restaurant, enjoying the absolutely perfect weather. A little history: Luang Prabang used to be the capital of the Luang Prabang Kingdom, complete with a king, but Communism took over ...

Villages & Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Villages & Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by ballmd

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After our somewhat interesting bus journey from Sapa to Dien Bien Phu we decided that we couldn't handle another 16 hour marathon to Luang Prabang a day later. So having spoken to a Polish couple we decided to stop in Muang Khua a town just a few hours on ...

Village Homestay. Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Village Homestay. Vang Vieng

A travel blog entry by ruthanddavidr

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... an early start we travelled through some spectacular mountain scenery, huge mountains, and winding roads. Route 13 is the main road in Laos but we still passed lorries on their sides and a cement mixer half way across the road again on its side which had ...

Elephant Village part 1, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Elephant Village part 1

A travel blog entry by lau384

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... back in the wild, no tourists and living a complete self efficient life but unfortunately that is not a possibility - here in Laos anyway! The tourists unfortunately are needed to bring money in to care for the elephants - massive catch 22 situation - ...

A New Perspective on Life, Luang Prabang,  Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A New Perspective on Life

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Following a relaxing breakfast and a great night's sleep under mosquito netting with the fan and breezes, Nith and our driver drove us to first, a Buddhist Village,  And then an Animus village. My eyes were opened, yet again, to how other people ...

Bus Trip, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Bus Trip

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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... and we didn't arrive until about 7.15 pm this evening. They obviously don't have any health and safety rules here in Laos. Even in China on shorter bus trips there were two drivers who changed over! Ignoring all that the scenery was absolutely ...

A place in time, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A place in time

A travel blog entry by kiaelise

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... to Vang Viang or the plain of jars or the four thousand islands in the south we stuck with Vientiane, the Capitol, and Luang Prabang, Laos' most popular city. We were only in Vientiane for three days but that was more than enough. Our hostel was pretty ...

Joy's Cooking Class, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Joy's Cooking Class

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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... cooking class. We met the rest of our group of 13 people at the Tamarind Restaurant. Our chef and teacher was a diminutive young Laos man who had a wicked sense of humour and a delightful accent. Firstly we all headed off in an open backed small truck ...

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