The Apsara Rive Droite
Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
... a few shots of the homemade booze. They we're like giggling jibbering idiots, feeding each over spicy soup after each shot. It was during this that Ben came out with one of his classic lines,trying to mimic Erica's 'I'm Erica from America' phrase. I'm Ben from Japan (German accent), it kind of rhymes. Hahah.
We left them to their drinking game which shortly ended after and went to bed. We had to be up at 5am to get back onto the boat. Ergh..... 5a bloody m.
... to make clothes and fabrics for their Emperors. It was interesting. I got to see silk worms spinning their little silk cocoons. They do everything in house here, Their own silk worms, their own cotton, then they weave it themselves using old wooden foot pedal looms and then in turn make clothing from the fabrics they create. It was a nice relaxed place and great to see that nobody hassled you to buy anything despite the fact they had many creations on sale.
From there we rode ...
An early start again, first stop the bakery for a roll and some bits for the 7 hour bus trip to Luang Prabang. A very scenic route full of green mountains and small villages along the windy roads. Once at 1280ft we stopped for some pictures of the view. After checking in we had a orientation walk of the town. It's a nice clean town ...
... 50p a bottle our wallets could take the strain). We were entertained by passers-by and memories of the past. One source of mirth was a recollection of Tai at our last Cambodian temple of the trip. Paying the car park attendant, he turned around with pride and amusement and said, "lady boy". The fact that this chap was wearing long nails, gloves to protect his hands, blue nail polish and managed to elegantly mince even when standing still had probably not escaped us. ...
... get a boat to go and see them we settled for watching an illegal cock fight organised by the locals instead, which was just as, if not even more, culturally enriching then those flippin' dolphins. Get it? Flippin' dolphins?? Those chickens were vicious little buggers! Luckily the winner won on a points decision rather than by killing his opponent, which is the preferred method of victory amongst the locals. On the ride home I realised that I was very sun burnt and it also dawned on ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service