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Updates From Luang Probang

LAOS | Saturday, 14 February 2009 | Views [429] | Comments [1]

The internet connection isn't that great here and sometimes the page takes a long time to load--i was actually in Luang Probang in my last entry but didn't have time to write about what was going on. :) It's such a beautiful little town I didn't want to leave it out of my entries! We went to a Buddhist lecture at the Spicy Lao Backpackers Guesthouse and visited many art and silk galleries. Everything is a little bit pricy, but well worth it. The restaurants mostly cater towards western cuisine, but the Lao coffee is outstanding and have push carts that sell sandwiches, fruit shakes and pad thai ranging from 50 cents to a dollar! The night market takes up almost the entire main road and sells crafts from Hmong Villages. The market is set up every day at 5 and ends around 9, but its pretty amazing to see the town come alive and shut down almost every night. I was also able to get my hands on a camera battery charger at the chinese market---thanks so much for the info on that uncle frank! The charger was only $7, while a camera battery would have been $80!!--lucklie i didn't need another battery!! So yes, I've been taking tons of gorgeous shots!! Can't wait to load them on the page!

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Spicylaos Backpackers Hostel:
www.realadventures.com/listings/1160199_Spicylaos-Backpackers

The Hmong people and culture:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_people

What is pad thai? Thai-style stirred fried noodles!
Yum! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_Thai

  Uncle Frank Feb 15, 2009 2:52 AM

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