Slow House Boat and Village Stay

Slow House Boat and Village Stay

After a sleepy dawn of giving alms to the monks we headed out towards the river to board a house boat. We wouldn't be spending the night on the boat, but instead be traveling on it down the river towards Thailand. We were the only ones onboard except for the family whose home it was [...]

Morning Alms

Morning Alms

One of the things that makes Luang Prabang a UNESCO site is the traditions that are still upheld today. Such as the locals getting up early to make sticky rice for the Buddhist monks. Our tour group participated, getting fresh made sticky rice in the morning market, near one that sold jungle rats on sticks and [...]

Markets-Laos Night Market and DT Supermarket

Markets-Laos Night Market and DT Supermarket

One thing to keep in mind while in Luang Prabang is that it is a city with a curfew. Which means there's no late night shenanigans, no drinking at bars or clubbing or singing and dancing until one am. Places close up shop and you'll be expected to leave so that the workers can clean [...]

Lao Lao Garden

Lao Lao Garden

For our last meal in Luang Prabang our CEO suggested we all meet at Lao Lao Garden, a popular restaurant near Mount Phou Si. It's a beautiful out-door restaurant with great food, though I suggest not ordering their hot-pot at night, it'll take quite awhile to arrive and then you'll find yourself trying to figure [...]

Wat Xieng Thong ວັດຊຽງທອງ

Wat Xieng Thong ວັດຊຽງທອງ

There are a lot of temples in Luang Prabang to check out but with our dwindling time I only had time to visit one, so I picked the one our local guide and CEO both suggested. Wat Xieng Thong opened in 1560 and during the monarchy times of Laos this temple is where the crowing ceremonies [...]

Royal Palace Museum

Royal Palace Museum

After our journey to the waterfall we returned to downtown Luang Prabang and split up to do some touristy things, like visit the Royal Palace also known as the National Museum. The museum grounds are big with a variety of things to see depending on when you go. I spent the majority of my time [...]