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Luang Prabang

Waterfalls, Elephants and Bowling!

semi-overcast 20 °C
View South East Asia on becs and terry's travel map.

So the 6 of us set off from Vang Vieng in our private minibus...... with only 5 seats someone was left with the baggage in the back...!
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We knew the journey was going to be a long 6 hours to Luang Prabang..... but the scenery was beautiful...
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How many orange stalls does one person need...?
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However, the weather went from sunny to overcast and soon we were high in the mountains... with practically zero visibility.... made even scarier by the fact that our driver looked like he was falling asleep!
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Guess this would have been an amazing view from the toilet had the weather been clear!
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Anyway - eventually we made it alive to Luang Prabang!

Next day was Max's birthday... the boys had wanted to do something adventurous - but dirt bikes etc were so expensive. Instead we thought a relaxing day to the Tad Sae Waterfall...
So off we set in our Tuk Tuk...
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We arrived at this dirty / muddy river and thought we had been scammed... but then we were hearded onto a river boat and taken up the river......
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We arrived and the first this we saw were the elephants :) We bought some bananas and candy shoots and fed the elephants....!
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Kimmie and Jay
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Max and Anna
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Birthday Boy - Mad Max...
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Then for the Waterfall...... clearly it was cold so only the boys went in...!
The water was such a beautiful colour...
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After a busy day we are a bit peckish so joined the locals on the side of the road for some street food..
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Later that evening we went for dinner, drinks and Bowling!!!
We went to a little place selling local cuisine - Max and Jay shared a BBQ platter.... which was highly entertaining for the rest of us.... but looked like too much effort for Terry - he just likes to eat!!!
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Drinks before Bowling...
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So in Laos all the bars shut before midday - this is quite common and helps the locals to control the drunk tourists!! However, in Luang Prabang the bowling alley stays open till 2am and sells booze!!! Clearly i was concentrating too much on beating Terry to take any photos... but this was Jays winning strike... and celebration drinks after the alley closed...!
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So Luang Prabang's streets follow the riverbanks. The riverbanks seem to be very fertile as there are lots of crops being grown toward the river...
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Bamboo bridge
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As with most of Laos there are many temples, housing many more monks.... here are just a few!!!
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The Chomsey Hill... overlooks the whole of Luang Prabang
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Breakfast before leaving for our next adventure...
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Posted by becs and terry 19:47 Archived in Laos

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