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Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
Ah, one of my final greetings, friends!
My TravelPod Blog is nearly over -- as I left Vietnam and headed to LAOS, final days of my TransPacific (prior to Japan in Mid April). I am most excited...for my final country LAOS, a country newly opened up to tourism. Tourism s now the #1 source of income -- making huge changes for the local people …
... the trekking in Nepal. It was only him travelling by now because Michael and Marielena had already left for their homes. We ran into each other completely randomly under the waterfall and decided to have dinner together. It was a nice reunion!
Day 2: June 10, 2014
That morning we had breakfast in the same restaurant as the day before. At 10.30 we rented two bicycles (LAK 10,000 each) directly from our guesthouse. They were very cheap and in really ...
... city so I headed up to a temple in the sky. The Phu Si temple is less than I expected and more than I wanted. It sits vacant at the top of Luang Prabang (I had been expecting monks) and provides 360 degree views of the city. It is beautiful and peaceful. I sat and meditated while wind blew through the open doors and brought relief from the heat and humidity. I watched as two former Laos (currently US) citizens released ...
... on the way – ones for each day of the week, reclining Buddhas, animal Buddhas, and many other smaller ones too. We even get to see ‘Buddha’s footprint’ on the way down, though we’re all a little uncertain as to its provenance – and there also seems to be a local nutter here, getting rid of his demons (he seems mostly unconcerned by our presence!) We emerge back in the town near a temple where monks are gathering, but ...
... from any main road, out of water and out of sunscreen (we noticed as we tried to reapply...) We started walking/pushing the bike, hoping someone would stop. After not too long, someone actually did! A man who was riding with his wife and baby stopped. He had all the tools needed to remove the tire, and the tube and apply a patch to the hole. And he refused to accept any money! Wow. These people are NICE. We were pretty psyched and happily waved them off and got on ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool