Louang Prabang

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We had a lie in until 9 which was well deserved after the hellish bus journey we had. Having heard all about it we headed straight to the Joma cafe conveniently located at the end of our street for a delicious breakfast. The French occupation definitely left a positive impact on cafe culture in Laos - something we really miss in Beijing.
We went for a wander and took in the sights and sounds of this lovely, sweet and quiet small town. Everywhere you go you see the bright orange clothes of the young monks strolling along the streets in small groups. The colour of their robes are so striking which is good as it serves as a warning for Marie Claire to jump out of the way (Monks are forbidden from having any contact with women. Even the touching of their robes is not allowed). We had a delicious and simple Thai/Lao lunch. We then went to Green Discovery (an eco-tourism company, which guarantees a certain percentage to local communities and sustainable development). We booked a kayaking trip for the following day.
We came back to our guesthouse, which having booked later at night tired and hungry, we were very proud of finding. It's a lovely, tradtional, family run Laos home with sandlewood floors and clean spacious rooms with air conditioning, TV and private bathrooms.
trixieSpot914 says:

oh & what is the cost please?
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
trixieSpot914 says:

hi.. may i know the name & location of the guesthouse you stayed in? i'm planning a trip to Louang Prabang too after reading WorldCitizen's blog of her travels.. thanks & take care:)
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
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Luang Prabang
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