Posts tagged "laos"

Luang Prabang: Highlights and Reviews

The Good: Luang Prabang: Yes the town itself! It’s very charming and probably the most relaxing place! Lovely people! Scenic views on the Nam Khan and Mekong. Boat rides on the Mekong. Lao coffee, baguettes, fresh cheese, fresh fruit shakes and pastries – what’s there not to like? Tasty Lao food: Subtle flavors. I finally...

Laos thoughts

We loved Lao! The people here are innocent, mild and simple. Except the sellers at the night market, they’re hard to bargain with and tough, yet never rude :) Life is slow and people did not seem in a “rush” here. Even the tuk-tuk drivers were always very mild and not pushy. In fact, we...

Last Day in Luang Prabang

After the Tak Baat fiasco, we made our way to JoMa bakery, to get some fresh chocolate croissants and Lao coffee. And we were not disappointed! The coffee was strong, the croissants warm and the chocolate divine. We decided to continue our sightseeing of Luang Prabang. As usual, we gave ourselves an easy morning of...

Luang Prabangs ancient touristy tradition

We woke up at 5:30 AM to witness Tak Baat, an ancient Luang Prabang tradition where the monks walk along the main street, getting their daily alms from the locals. We were really excited since it was one of the things about Luang Prabang that had attracted us initially, when we planned this trip. Sadly,...

Lazing around Luang Prabang

We woke up around 7 am ish today, but my throat was in a bad condition. I just felt like staying in bed and not venturing out. With the throat ache, came a bad cold and a weak body.   We took my health in our stride and took it easy. After all we were...

Kuang Si falls

We woke up at 7:30 am and headed to the main street. The destination was the Scandinavian Bakery. People and guide books have raved about this place. We figured since we’re here, a good cup of Lao coffee and pastries for breakfast might be worth a try. Alas, we were tad disappointed. While the coffee...

Pak Ou and Tam Ting caves

We woke up a bit late (7 am ish) and took our time to get ready. My throat ache was getting worse and I just did not feel at the top of the world. At 9 AM, we went down to the hotel restaurant for a quick breakfast consisting of warm baguette, fresh fruits, orange...

Charming Luang Prabang

I have never used the word charming in my entire life, but that is what Luang Prabang is, charming! It’s a sleepy town, nestled on the banks of two rivers, the Mekong and Nam Khan. Good coffee, baguettes, fresh butter and jam – can life get any better? Our flight from Chiang Mai to Luang...