I still can’t believe we survived the 26 hours bus ride. It’s incredible.
Our ass is out of shape, seriously.
Anyway, the hostel we stayed at is beside Mekong river, it’s… not as incredible as I thought ^^;
Mode of transportation: Bicycle
We rented a bicycle for 10,000kip (RM4) per day, and decided to explore around because they say Luang Prabang is best explored on foot/bicycle.
It was like, 2-3 years since I ride a bicycle. I used to cycle to university (10km return trip) daily. But my weigh remains the same. lol.
The only thing I dislike is the pain between crotch. It added another dimension of pain around my ass area (we’re still having pains in our ass from our 26 hours bus ride). I wonder if there’s any massage that focuses only on ass, aka ASS-MASSAGE.
Definitely big money maker.
‘Dry Noodle Soup’ for breakfast
Err… that’s what the menu says. We asked, “is your noodle dry or noodle soup?”
It’s like ordering hot milo with ice o.O
They say diet here consists mostly vegetables, we were happy. “Finally we can have healthier meals, gotta load up some fibers and less meat!”
Explore Luang Prabang with bicycle, like a boss.
So here are what my first impression of this country:
- You can say sabaidee “somebody” to anyone (means ‘hi!’)
- Buddhist country – every one is chillax. No rush! I feel so ZEN here
- Salesman are not pushy, you either buy or walk away
- Ladies are a bit quiet, but they are the main force of this country
- Do not encourage beep/honking
- Need to take off shoes in many places
- Tuk-tuk drivers no pushy, feel peaceful walking around!
- This country sleeps very early, latest by 11:30pm. All need to wake up 6am.
- Smell of incense every where. Nice.
Oh my, that smells nice!
Were exploring around then we smell some incredible BBQ smell. Immediately U-turn and bought some amazing tasting meats!
Time to load up some proteins, brudda!
I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed the meat… hot and juicy, straight from the BBQ pit.
Dirty or not is whole other story.
Juice juice juice
After loading up loads of fibers in morning, and protein (and plenty of animal fats) in the afternoon. Is time for some fruits!
Nothing is artificial here – pure fruits and glucose. Costs 5,000kip (RM1.80) for a glass. Back in Malaysia, the cost of fruit is already more expensive than the juice itself, lol.
I suspected this stall made me diarrhea the next day, lol. But it’s all good.
Full and satisfied (full of sweat too!)
We decided to return to hotel for a short rest, then visit the temple on top of the mountain. They say it’s the best view of Luang Prabang, especially during sun set.
We’ll visit the night market too! Having 3 hours to kill, I tried to utilise free wi-fi of our hotel to publish my blog posts, which has been postponed for 3 days.
… and publishing the posts took me 2 hours, and remaining hours to do laundry.
Exploring Luang Prabang handicraft market
One thing is for sure here – EVERYONE SELLS THE SAME THING.
The handicrafts are definitely cheap though. I didn’t even bargain much because the price is lower than expected. I am having fun time looking at the female vendor because some of them are pretty HEHEHEHHEE.
Food food food food food
While exploring night market, we saw a small alley with lots of food in sight.
DUDE! Look at that street! FOOOOOOOD!!
10,000kip (RM4) for unlimited buffet. What!!
We skipped the temple because there wasn’t any sun set in sight.. it’s cloudy and we decided to do it next day.
Where am I today?
Luang Prabang, Laos