One fine day in Luang Prabang
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With the help of the bus driver, we got a tuk-tuk to take us to the backpacker area. Everything was still closed when the tuk-tuk driver dropped us. Well, what do you expect? It's freaking 4 AM! We were thinking to wait until everything is open at the nearest Wat (temple). But, luckily there was an old local guy came out from a guesthouse and asked us if we need a place to stay. He showed us the room. It was a spacious, nice, clean and comfortable room for 3 of us. So we agreed to stay there right away for 90,000 kip per day.
We took a little nap for a bit and got ready to check out the giving alms ceremony to the monks. It was 6:00 when we left the guesthouse, but the ceremony had finished. BUMMER! So we walked around a little bit to the Wat that I forgot the name. Let’s blame my small brain :P Then we went to Lao Coffee House to get our breakfast. We had superb breakfast that morning! The baguette was hot and crispy, the hot chocolate and the milk coffee was tasty as well!
We planned to walk around the town.
From Phousi Hill, we went to Luang Prabang Night Market. They sold various souvenirs, Lao coffee, fruit shakes, pirated DVD, food and clothes. Well, they basically sell anything. It was nice to go around and engage a conversation with local sellers. But suddenly the rain started pouring cats and dogs! Unbelievable! It took us awhile to make our way to go back to the guesthouse.
As soon as we arrived at the guesthouse, we took a quick shower and got dress because we had a dinner appointment with Nikie’s friends from
6 of us had a nice dinner at a local restaurant which served best noodle soup. We had great food, great chitchat and great company. Couldn’t ask anything better than that!
After dinner, we stopped by at the meat stall where Siska, Jaime, Hamish and Raul tried the pork sausage and anything related to pork! Haha! Then we moved to Lao coffee stall.
We had to call it a night because apparently Nikie, Siska and I had been wide awake since 6 AM and still haven’t regained our energy back. We didn’t wanna miss the giving alms ceremony the next morning because lack of sleep.
We said good bye to Jaime, Hamish and Raul, then went back to the guesthouse. I laid down in my bed contemplating everything we did today and was still in awe to think of how beautiful the city is. It’s a great combination of Lao ethnic and French influence buildings everywhere. Not to mention how cool the local people are when it comes to foreigners tourists. I love this city. I wanna go back there someday.
Then I zonked.