Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang, Laos

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Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Monks

A travel blog entry by susiejardine

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Up at 5.45 to see the monks collecting alms for breakfast! See ...

22nd December - Kayaking Day 2, the Mekong, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

22nd December - Kayaking Day 2, the Mekong

A travel blog entry by samwebster95

... was a lot bigger and more open, even so we covered about 30km, making the total of our whole journey 50km, and arrived in Luang Prabang about 4pm. We dropped the gear back at the shop and walked back to the hostel looking very sun burnt. We stayed in for ...

Luang Prabang, at the end of the Nam Ou, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang, at the end of the Nam Ou

A travel blog entry by efopreis

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... past weeks, like Oudomxai and Luang Namtha where a lot of the passengers get out. We had expected that the road from Luang Prabang, the second city in Laos, would be one of the better ones but the opposite is true. This is the worst road we have seen so ...

Elephants in Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Elephants in Laos

A travel blog entry by nnicolen

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Pai, Pai!! We had to keep shouting at our elephant to make her go. She was 45 years young and was not in a hurry to go anywhere. It was HOT of course and I wished the pace would pick up so we could have a bit of a breeze. We ambled down to the river ...

Luang Prabang, Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang, Laos

A travel blog entry by colchar

... ready for yet again another long bus journey tomorrow. In the evening we went to a nice restaurant and had some local food, beef laap (local salad), aubergine with cheese and Luang Prabang buffalo sausage and washed it down with a few bottles of beer ...

Leaving Thailand....Entering Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Leaving Thailand....Entering Laos

A travel blog entry by mattandliz

... freaking out, but the flight over was un eventful even if the plane looked like someone had built it in their garage. Landing in Luang Prabang was the most beautiful thing that we've seen so far. Nestled in the mountains, we banked around to land and ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by tmerrien

Got up around 10am and went to a cafe, sat down and asked for the menu, only to be told that they only serve papaya salad. Not wanting to appear foolish I said that's fine and ordered a spicy one for 10,000 kip. Papya salad a is a dished grated papaya, ...

Laos: our first anniversary and yummy French food, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Laos: our first anniversary and yummy French food

A travel blog entry by foys_on_tour

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... picked wrong in hindsight, after all, who doesn't love a disco pub? We disembarked (yes I know my nautical terminology) at Luang Prabang which turned out to be our favourite place in Laos. It is gorgeous, filled with old colonial French villas and ...

Waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by ssc_sam

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I was supposed to leave Luang Prabang today and head north, however, there is a lot to do here and I missed a day on arrival as my flight had been postponed from Vietnam. So I am staying another night and Lydia and I are going to visit Kuang Si Falls, ...

Day 14 (Lunag Prabang), Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 14 (Lunag Prabang)

A travel blog entry by roshansood

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... we arrived in Laos you could just pick your bag off the aeroplane and had straight over to passport control- it was like a bus! The Laos immigration is an absolute shambles. They charged $35 for a visa, a $1 service fee and a $1 fee to scan your ...

Going to breakfast in Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Going to breakfast in Vientiane, Laos

A travel blog entry by marionkruger

Vientiane is the capital city of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos, commonly known as Laos. The correct name is Lao but the French colonisers of the country many years ago made a mistake in the name and spelled it ...

A very Buddhist day, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A very Buddhist day

A travel blog entry by lizannlogan

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... monks give half of the contents of their bowls to small ragged children and keep half themselves. After breakfast we did a walking your of Luang Prabang. It is such a pretty city. We visited the food market which was the most exotic I have ever seen. The ...

Bowling!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Bowling!

A travel blog entry by tmerrien

Got up and hung around the Guesthouse before getting a breakfast bagel and a cup of tea at Pilgrim's cafe. At around noon I met up with Anisha and we went to hire some bikes and ride around the town. The main objective was to get food and for Anisha to ...

I don't fucking want any fucking tomato!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

I don't fucking want any fucking tomato!

A travel blog entry by tmerrien

... (I downloaded an app to allow me to test connection speed on the iPad) suffice to say wifi is rubbish everywhere in Laos so far, not surprising really, considering that a modern telecoms system must be a lot more complicated to organise than a crunchy ...

Blogging, now with 200% swear words extra free!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Blogging, now with 200% swear words extra free!

A travel blog entry by tmerrien

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Can't remember what I did in the day though regular readers will understand that's because I am doing sod all of interest. For the sake of argument I sat around the guesthouse reading my book or some shit. by way of compensation I have decided to spice ...

Day 18: Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 18: Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by martin_tori

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... the boys peeing. Seriously, it was awful. Anyways neither of us got very much sleep and so we exhausted when we arrived in Luang Prabang. Don and Chris, our two friends, joined us for breakfast at a cafe. We also bumped into another friend we had met in ...

Waterfalls and deep fried frogs, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Waterfalls and deep fried frogs

A travel blog entry by beckie268

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... , we treated ourselves to our most expensive meal since being out here. The restaurant was called L'Elephant and was a French/Laos restaurant. The Beaujolais villages wine was lush and we opted for the Laos tasting menu, where we got several small ...

Tage wie diese, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Tage wie diese

A travel blog entry by melamarcel

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... auf dem Mekong Teil 1 11.00 Ankunft am Wasserfall 11.30 Mit den ELEFANTEN baden 13.30 Kanufahrt Teil 2 17.00 Rückkehr Luang Prabang 20.00 Nachtessen: frischer Fisch im Salzmantel Ps: Ja, wir nehmen den Elefanten mit nach Hause, Romi hat auch einem ...

Luang Prabang, Laos - Day 2, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang, Laos - Day 2

A travel blog entry by dac7265

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... House Wine and Tapas restaurant. Had a few glasses of wine and decided to see more sites. At one of the temples - highest in Luang Prabang, they sold little birds in a straw cage that you let go for good luck. Most cages had two birds. I found one ...

Aankomen in Loas, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Aankomen in Loas

A travel blog entry by ewouteneelke

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... gezegd hebbende. We zijn in Laos! De reis was mooi, soms vermoeiend, maar zeker de moeite waard. De komende dagen zijn we in het prachtig klinkende Luang Prabang. (...geen Tour of Duty dit keer, maar spreek de naam maar eens hardop een paar keer ...

Tad Lo, Laos, Tad Lo, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tad Lo, Laos

A travel blog entry by katandstevie

... chairs and table, there was about 9 of us dining and the food took about 2 hours to arrive (which is pretty normal for Laos!) but we didn't mind as we were just enjoying talking and listening to each others stories with Tracy Chapman in the background. ...

Five in the Morning, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Five in the Morning

A travel blog entry by susiejardine

Suspect no wifi on boat up to Thailand! Leave in an hour, but can't sleep any more! Looking forward to the trip up the Mekong River very much! Hope it's ...

Were now in Loas., Luang Prabang Loas, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Were now in Loas.

A travel blog entry by terigreene

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... market and what an experience. Again, makes you appreciate.  We boarded the boat then set out for a 6 hour boat ride, arriving Luang Prabang  in the late afternoon. After locating our guesthouse we took a walk to the open market. It's huge. We ...

A few days in Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A few days in Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by kimrichards

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DAYONE: So lovely to be in a place where there are not a million motorbikes and hooting. Luang Prabang is just awesome. Flew in late Thursday night and caught a taxi to Laos wooden house, where I am staying. Lovely big room with ac and a bar fringe. ...

Short stop in Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Short stop in Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by meganktravel

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I took the slow boat from the border town of Chiang Kong, Thailand across the river to Laos and then down to Luang Prabang. It took almost 2 days. Which I realize now was way to long, but I still enjoyed my time. The first day on the boat was basically ...

School Visit in Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

School Visit in Laos

A travel blog entry by nnicolen

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Our GAP group sponsored a Book Party with a local NGO. We set out early in the morning from Luang Prabang to travel up the Mekong to deliver books and playground equipment to our sponsored school. There are 106 schools along the Mekong that the NGO tries ...

No Lazy Day Swimming after all!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

No Lazy Day Swimming after all!

A travel blog entry by susiejardine

Cloudy and dull! Not cold, but definitely not swimming weather! So had to content myself with exploring, shopping and having a Lao Massage! Massage entailed a hour of someone walking up and down my back! Rosie, if you are reading this, what do you ...

Mahout training, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Mahout training

A travel blog entry by wandering_geo

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As the mighty Asian elephant bent its right knee to make a step for me I wondered about the wisdom of climbing high onto its neck for mahout training. It's a long way up. Pai pai (go straight), kwa kwa (turn right), sai sai (turn left) and most ...

Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Laos

A travel blog entry by darackin

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Flew to Luang Prabang. Walked to the river for ...

MEKONG, MOUNTAINS and MONKS., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

MEKONG, MOUNTAINS and MONKS.

A travel blog entry by cathykate8

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We have really enjoyed our four days in Luang Prabang in Northern Laos. The town is a beautifully preserved French Colonial outpost, faded but stunning architecture, with original shutters and overhanging verandahs. It was the ancient Royal Capital of ...

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