Luang Prabang: our favorite city in South East Asia
|Luang Prabang temple
|Nam Khan river and the surrounding countryside
Among South East Asian cities, Luang Prabang is a big exception. Unlike other cities, it features a beautiful colonial old town. Most of the houses have been converted into guesthouses, boutique hotels, restaurants and shops, but this is ultimately to the benefit of the city as it guarantees its conservation.
|Fruit shakes and sandwiches
We didn't feel like filling our days with too many activities. So we blended perfectly in with the laid back Lao lifestyle. We usually got up for breakfast or a run, spent our days drinking coffee, fruit shakes (10-15'000 LAK/1-1.5 EUR), eating delicious baguette sandwiches (10-15'000 LAK/1-1.5 EUR), reading and writing with a view on the Mekong and some beers in the evening. Also, on the market they sold delicious buffet dinners for 35'000 LAK (3.5 EUR) per plate.
|Kuang Si waterfalls
It was difficult to leave Luang Prabang in the end, as I could see myself very well settle in this beautiful and relaxing place for a couple of years. But we finally gave in to the ever louder calls of the road and Vietnam and moved on.
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