Sunset at Phu Si Hill
Trip Start Dec 26, 2010
40Trip End Feb 03, 2011
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At this unassuming shophouse stall which I frequented alot( whipping out the disinfectant first of course), this noodle soup dish that I had only twice during my time here, turned out to be unique to Luang Prabang (as I later found out in Vientiane). If for any reasons I am back in Luang Prabang, I will be tucking in to this fabulous sour spicy noodle soup called Khao Soy. An absolute delight - this chicken stock soup secret was a mysterious condiment possibly made of tomato paste, chilli paste, lime and some other secret ingredients
Time to plan my route towards eastern Laos. After booking my bus ticket to Phonsavan, the rest of the afternoon was spent resting and catching up on my diary. Mama at Oudomphong was so delighted when I bought a kilo of longans to thank her for her kindness. And then she said this that completely touched my heart "You not well, mama sad. You now well, mama happy, mama happy!" I felt like family to her. A complete stranger yet she treated me like her son. It was the warmest feeling even in the chilly Laotian winter.
At 4pm, I moved my well rested bum uphill to Phu Si for a sunset view of Luang Prabang. What a magnificent view of mist covered hills and glowing redness! Locals were aplenty, paying respects at the hilltop temple while foreigners mesmerised themselves to the picturesque drowsing of the sun. I felt peace right here. If I could I would stop this moment in time. To celebrate my speedy recovery, I had a wonderful Laos cuisine of Olam chicken and watergrass soup with sticky rice at a decent restaurant for dinner.