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Luang Prabang Travel Blog

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So, after the worst bus journey on the planet we arrived here in the historical town of Luang Prabang. The journey was seven hours on the windyist and bumpiest road in Laos. It was in the mountains and hairpin turn after hairpin turn along a potholed road. It was like being on a trampoline with a five year old for sevn hours. It was too bumpy to read, write, sleep etc oh and to top it off me and Kat had the hangovers from hell!!
So we were very relieved to arrive!
luang Prabang is a world heritage site and is very picturesque, full of french influence buildings and beautiful wats and temples. The temples were decorated with coloured glass and silver tiles so they shone in the sun. We also visited the morning market which was interesting apart from the meat section! The smell of hot meat is not nice, neither was the large bucket they had been using to drain all the blood into! Nice!
We climbed up 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi (yes pronounced Pussy!) for an amazing view of the city and the sunset. It was gorgeous as it spread all sunrays along the mountain ranges! I really wished Mr Wilson was there because it was so lovely!
 Today we visited some waterfalls. We had to take a Jumbo there which is like a big TukTuk and gives you a very numb ass for an hour! We walked through the jungle to the falls which were stunning, the water was very blue and not a bad temperature. Some of them where safe enough to swim in so that was really cool. In the same area they also had a resuce centre for asiatic black bears! They were sooo cute they are quite small with a yellow crescent moon on their chest and little round fuzzy ears. Hoping i got some good photos of them!
  Tomorrow we are up at 5am to watch the Giving of Alms to the monks which should be brilliant. Then we are catching a slow boat that will eventually get us to the border of Thailand so that will be a very relaxing two days!
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Luang Prabang
photo by: oxangu2