Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Luang Prabang, Laos

Yesterday we flew from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, and we are staying in a small guest-house in the downtown area.  The city was previously colonized by the French, so there is French influence in the architecture, food etc.

Today we took part in a day-tour; first a ride in a "slow-boat" (key-word slow....).  We visited the "Buddha cave", which is a place where damaged or old images of Buddha are placed.  Apparently there are more than 4000 in these caves.

After that we visited a village, and then headed back to LP for lunch.  Next we took a van to a waterfall called Kuang Si, which was beautiful!  We jumped in for a swim, and although it was cold at first, the water was very refreshing (especially with the 33+ heat!).  Also, I asked our "tour guide" to take some photos of us swimming in the waterfall.  Turns out he was just another Asian tourist.  Whoops.  I think he was honoured that we selected him specifically out of a crowd to take our photos.

Also, Laos pug-sighting.  We named this one pug-Laos (we named the one in Chiang Mai pug-choi, for those of you who were curious).


  1. I wish I was jumping into waterfalls! You and Pug-choi seem to have QUITE the friendship blossoming..

  2. Wish you were here too!! the pug was a lovely specimen.