The prompt this week was somewhere you visited. As many of you know, I’ve been a lot of places. Picking one was hard.
I decided to go with Luang Prabang in Laos, because I’ve talked about visiting Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, but not Laos, which was the fourth country in my tour of SE Asia.
I visited temples:
that had disco elephants as decoration …
I drank bale fruit tea:
and BeerLao, the champagne of beers (or so I was told).
I watched monks collect merit contributions:
and the sun set behind the Mekong river.
If you ever have a chance to visit Luang Prabang, I highly recommend it. It’s a special place.
Have been wanting to head to Laos – this post puts it higher up on my “to visit” list.
Awesome! I have no doubt you’ll have a fantastic time!
I now need a disco elephant. Thanks for that. 😉
I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Luang Prabang last summer. I took the slow boat on the Mekong River to get there — what a trip! Loved LP…. one of the only cities in Asia that I could easily walk around in without fear of being over-run by crazy vehicle traffic. Such a slow and easy place to be. I wonder if you got a chance to hear the mesmerizing ‘gong show’ put on by monks in one of the temples around 3 every afternoon. They walk up to a platform and for about 10 minutes, they make the most hypnotizing sounds on drums, cymbals, and a gong. Wow.
Thanks Maia! Your itinerary sounds very similar to the one we did.
Now that you mention it, I have a vague recollection of hearing gongs, but I don’t think we saw a performance. Reason to go back! 🙂