The Apsara Rive Droite
Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
... Tats of cats, cherries, crosses, quotations (on one Geordie's arm I saw The Last Supper). Necks inkflecked, bedecked and even occasional faces defaced. Two skinny pockmarked Polish guys prattled loudly at the back, permed piratical mops on top, spotted rotting skins needlepierced and needlepainted, one armed with a guitar. We got off this bus at Pakse then onto our overnight one. This journey was no fun; we all swarmed, stunted, slowly (claustrophobic) through a crawlspace ...
... place because they had a sign on the door with my name on it. Awww...that was nice! And what a great room we had! Huge room, TV, mini-fridge, closet, bathroom with separate shower. That might sound weird, but here your bathroom is one small room with a sink, toilet and shower head. There is a drain in the corner. Very efficient, I like it. Also, the TV CNN in English, which was nice. After that ride, I just needed to veg out for a bit.
It was dark, so we ...
... the biggest smile you could imagine !! Once I got on the plane I was looking around at the western tourists who were wiping their faces with the wet towel provided, I wondering who would judge that I was about to have my shower with it -cleaning every single bit of skin that had dripped sweat at some point today, basically the whole thing !! I was left with 100,000LAK in my bag which is enough for a tuk tuk on arrival, accommodation for the night and maybe dinner, ...
... yet more premature new year celebrations. We were invited to join in by the children of Lao Lao, an offer which neither of us could refuse. Dave spent the next couple of hours soaking passers by while Jenna tried reasonably successfully to capture the fun on camera while keeping it out of harms way. April 13th is officially the last day of the old year, with the 14th being the 'day of no days' which doesn't belong to either year, and is when things are celebrated with the ...
... dozens of larger-than-life sculptures depicting important Buddhist figures and stories. These works are simply mind-boggling in their detail and size. We had the place to ourselves, possibly because getting there involved an hour drive, much of it on an unpaved muddy and rocky road.
Our main intent was to use Vientiane as a waystation for our visit to Luang Prabang in central Laos. LP is a UN World Heritage City, and has ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool