Today we travelled to Luang Prabang, which involved a 7 hour bus journey. These journeys were an opportunity to catch up on sleep, and I found it was the best way to stop getting travel sick as the roads in Laos were both very bumpy and very windy! We did stop off for the toilets where it felt like I was on Necker Island as it was open to the elements, well half of it was, so you still had some privacy!
Loo with a view!
We arrived late afternoon and I decided to chill out for a bit rather than watch the sunset, which I’d planned to do the next evening. Dinner plans were made to go to the street food market. I was initially a bit weary about this as my tummy still wasn’t 100%, but once I had a wander down there by myself to check it out I thought why not give it a go and to test the water I brought some amazing gyoza style pork and vegetable dumplings which were so good, full of flavour and nice and crunchy.
Once the rest of the group had come back from the temple, where they went to see the sunset, we started to make our way back into the street food area. As we got further in it got hotter and more busy and narrow and I kinda freaked out as I’m not a massive fan of crowds and small spaces, so unfortunately I didn’t get to try any more of the food, but I did pay another visit to Joma Bakery and got myself a peanut butter milkshake!
I then headed back to the hotel as I was going to be up at the crack of dawn to see the giving of Alms to the local Monks and we were meeting at 5.30am!