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Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
... all of the locals would finally start appearing, filling the streets and hanging out on the main avenue overlooking the water. I visited some temples and a textile market, went to a museum, and visited an exhibition about the undetonated bombs. The highlight of Vientiane was walking along the rivers edge at dusk. I only spent two days here and could have easily spent more but I'm nearing the end of my trip and need to keep moving. Check out my pictures below! Next stop is ...
... the boat waited for us. The boat is long and wide. The sides are mostly railings and there are tables with benches along both sides of the boat. Its cute and we all really like it. We cruise up the river for a couple hours stopping at Whiskey Village along the way. Not surprisingly, they make whiskey here. The dock is made of bamboo dried and tethered together then thrown in the water. I'm amazed it floats and is so sturdy. Cody samples some whisky. A few bottles have snakes and ...
... at night to find my hostel on a street that looked like a bomb hit it. Bricks were everywhere, I had to jump over wooden planks that connected the concrete road to buildings, and there was very little light. Good thing I had my new American friend with me, Leigh Ainsworth, who was also traveling alone before starting law school, and who became me travel buddy for the week.
It wasn't until I woke up the next morning that I realized these bricks and wooden planks ...
... at all. This will not get upload until I get within a free wifi zone. None to be had here in LP airport. Well a very brief update. The flight to Hanoi was full, but the pilot avoided the Mekong at the end of the runway, the aircrew avoided the embarrassment of forgetting where they were going and giving out the wrong landing papers, in part by not giving out any immigration papers at all. Good flight though, a little bumpy flying at 17,000 feet all the way, but we ...
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Road to Luang Prabang: http://youtu.be/MzAJ6w1SQZg Pigs in the road: http://youtu.be/X2Vb4gbeOIs
So, we did finally make it to Luang Prabang and hired a tuk-tuk to our guest house. I was worried because there are 2 guesthouses with similar names in town, so when we arrived at the street our driver told us was the right one, Charles got out and walked down the small road to find out place, while I waited in the tuk-tuk. He ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool