Luang Prabang

Pak Ou Caves

We signed up for a tour to Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfall through All Lao Travel, recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide.  We wouldn’t necessarily recommend this company.  Our boat got back from the caves over an hour late, so we missed our hour lunch break.  We tried explaining to the lady in …

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Royal Palace Museum

The Royal Palace used to be home to the King and his family and is now a museum.  No cameras are allowed inside, so we only have photos of the grounds. The museum had some good displays, but it would have been nice if there had been more detailed explanations in English.

Mt Phu Si

As the sun lowered in the sky we headed for Mt Phu Si.  Us, along with all of the other tourists, climbed the stairs to the top of the hill to watch the sunset. It was a nice view from the top of the hill, but too crowded, since we all headed up there at …

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Bamboo bridge

We were near the rivers, so we went to take a quick look. We found a bamboo bridge across the Nam Khan river that was just like one you’d see in the movies.  …As the main characters are running from the bad guy the bridge would break and one person would be swinging by one …

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Wat Xieng Maen

On our first full day in Laos we got a late start and walked around Luang Prabang to see some of the temples. Wat Xieng Maen is across the river from town, so we had to to hire a boat driver to take us across. After looking at the wat we took a little walk …

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Arriving in Laos

On January 22 we flew from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos.  It was a bit of a culture shock to be in a different country all of a sudden.  I realized the only words we knew how to say were hello (sabai dii) and thank you (capjai).  We had learned useful sayings in …

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