The Pearl Of The Orient: Luang Prabang, Laos

by | Jun 22, 2010 | Laos, Summer 2010: Southeast Asia & India, What Dreams May Come | 0 comments

The internet remains frightfully slow, so we may not be able to update at full capacity until we reach Thailand. As for Luang Prabang…everyone needs to experience this city. It’s not where you blow through sites like other places…it’s just a wonderful place to be.

Today Annah and I volunteered teaching and conversing in English with a couple of university students around our age. That was really a fantastic experience; we got to learn more about the Laos lifestyle and the differences and similarities between us. Afterwards, we took an hour ride via a jumbo tuk-tuk up to see a 60m high waterfall, where we took a dip in the pond for some great swimming. Caitlin and I swung like Tarzan off a tree; I unfortunately swung too hard, swung back and knocked into the tree, twice, before falling in.

Then we just…chilled…until we saw the sunset off the tallest hill in central Luang Prabang.

I see Laos as a necessary rest stop in between the mayhem of Cambodia and what we perceive to be mayhem in Thailand. See you there.


Luang Prabang:


I’ll put up a country review of Laos once I upload all the pictures necessary for it. That probably won’t be until we reach Bangkok.



- At time of posting in Luang Prabang, Laos, it was 25 °C - Humidity: 89% | Wind Speed: 4km/hr | Cloud Cover: mist, rain


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