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Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
... we had a nice day exploring and loved seeing the bears at the bear sanctuary nearby, most of whom had been rescued from places harvesting their bile for disgusting and cruel Chinese medicine.
In the evening we headed to the town's most happening bar and enjoyed cocktails with a couple we had met, until exactly 11.30, the curfew, at which point we were promptly chucked out. Luckily the town compensates for this with its bowling alley which sells drinks and ...
... as well as a buckaroo ******* Butch bike. AND there is always a silver lining... our motel had a talking miner bird, that had a bigger vocabulary than some of the kids I grew up with - it even knew how to order breakfast.
An early wake up saw us back on the road to Luang Prabang with about 70km. The road transformed into perfection and the weather was brilliant. Halfway and we came to one of the biggest mile markers in Asia - ...
... little market, yet I had to make do with just buying our usual bracelet memento that we get in every country we visit! Getting to our next destination of Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang was definitely full of the usual mis-haps of our Asian journeys! We booked a minivan to take us down there, there were 11 of us piled in as well as all of the backpacks which were kindly piled next to my head! The roads in Laos are definitely some of the worst we have been ...
This time we got on the elephants there was no seat so we had to hold on tight. We took them down to the river and once we were in we were quickly thrown off the back. We quickly learned that the trainers have a command they use so the elephants shake us off in the water, it was a little scary at times. The elephants love the water though and were very well behaved.
I woke up at the ungodly hour of 4:30am to see the Buddhist monks collect alms (food) from people. We then walked through the early morning food market and saw some 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 ride on very windy and steep ...
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