For one of my teaching breaks I decided a trip to Laos was in store. Kade and I took a day train ride north (overnight one back) from Bangkok to Nong Khai, a Thai town literally across the river from the Laotian capital, Vientiane. Nong Khai itself was a great little place to relax, and had a fabulous and rather large market right along the bank of the Mekong River. Soon we crossed the border into Laos, and our first few days were in Vientiane. After sightseeing a few days, we wisely took a friend's advice and bought a roundtrip ticket to Luang Prabang, the cultural capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The flight in was amazing! I did have a window seat! Not since Ubud, Bali had I been to such a relaxing place. In fact, the place had an overall vibe that reminded me of Ubud. And for those who know me, that's the ultimate compliment!
One restaurant really stood out to us. I believe its name was Park Houay Mixay.
|Nam Khan River, Luang Prabang|
|We bought at least a half dozen of these locally made silk pieces. The very one Kade is examining and the one hanging in the center are ones we purchased. I ended up giving a couple to my mom and one to my sister.|
|the former Royal Palace|