On June 1, we flew from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang, Laos.
The next day, we headed out for a day of sightseeing. But we stopped in Whiskey Village first before arriving at the Pak Ou Caves.
|I'm not sure you can tell but it was really hot|
|This is Laotian whiskey - 50% alcohol and no, we did not try it|
|But we did buy a couple bottles for Westside Tavern to display...to be shipped imminently|
|Locals making scarves|
|Laotian boy hanging out|
We had to take a boat to the Pak Ou Caves.
|See the white staircase? That's the entrance to the caves...|
|Crossing the Mekong River|
|Paul looks so serious|
|It didn't take long to get across|
|There are over 400 buddha statues in the caves|
|Here's another photo of the Buddhas|
|We made a donation and got some incense - Paul didn't know what to do with it|
|On our way to the upper cave, we saw this spider|
|Paul sees another spider|
|This is the one Paul was looking at...it has captured his lunch|
|More steps! It's like going on the stair master, except it's a bajillion degrees...|
|Entrance to the upper cave|
|Close up of the scrolls|
The buddhas are made by the locals and given as offerings - which is why there are so many. The upper cave was really dark.
|I think this is the first time I used the flash on my camera|
|One of the many failed self portrait attempts|
|Back on the other side|
|Chicks just hanging out|
|Saw some elephants before leaving the area|
We then headed to one of the famous waterfalls in the area - Tad Kiang Si (Kouang Si Waterfalls).
|Paul is mesmerized by the scenery|
|We did not have chicken sticks for lunch|
|Nor did we have a fish stick|
|Kouang Si Waterfall|
|Also home to a bear rescue center|
|Sun bears to be exact|
|There were a ton of people swimming around even though it started to pour|
|These flowers caught my eye|
|I don't know what they are called though! There should be an app for that...|
We walked around the rest of our time in Luang Prabang and had really good Laotian food (more on the food under the Meal Time tab...I will catch up soon, I promise).
|We really liked Luang Prabang|
|Paul found an elephant to harass|
|We walked by the National Museum|
|And no, we did not go in...even though we wanted to. It was closed for lunch! |
|We walked along the Khan River|
|Paul made eye contact with this rooster|
|Bamboo bridge across the Khan River|
|Back entrance to Phousi Temple/Chomsi Hill|
|Main entrance to Chomsy Hill|
|View from the top|
|A panoramic view|
|On the way up, we saw these strange flowers, reminded us of Dr. Seuss|
|I need a flower recognition app...|
Although we really enjoyed Luang Prabang, we were exhausted after 3 nights because of the neighborhood roosters crowing at all hours of the day. Here are some photos of those dirty little culprits...we really wanted to strangle them.
|Was it this one?|
|Or maybe this one on the scooter|
|Perhaps it was one of these two turkeys|
|I really wish he could drive away|
Hurry up and send that whiskey! I'm thirsty! Billy & EstherReplyDelete
Hopefully we'll find the right packaging soon and it will be in NY sometime in July!Delete