Tuesday, 19 November 2013

14 things Luang Prabang has that you don't

1. This damselfly in front of these falls


Have you got the gorgeous Kuang Si falls in your back garden? Didn't think so.

2. These ethically-dubious snake whiskey "remedies"


Probably a good thing you don't have these.

3. Freaking Beer Lao


Have you got dark Beer Lao in your town? What about the still-delicious normal one?

4. Stunning sunset views of the River Mekong


Or the 4, 5, 6 layers of mountains in the near horizon? Got any of them?

5. Red Cross massages


Does your local Red Cross give amazing massages for $5 USD/hr? Or just boring old saving lives?

6. Amazing bakeries and crêpes on the street


Just how much French colonial influence does your town have, exactly?

7. These grains drying out on the street


I bet you dry all your grains the boring way indoors

8. These terrifyingly large ants


Or "awesomely" large, if you're like me and not scared of insects

9. Or this grasshopper the size of a light aircraft


Okay maybe this thing as a 20cm ball of flapping might freak you out a little

10. This totally legit bowling alley full of drunk white people


Wait, you might actually have one of these.

11. ALL THESE ZEROS


With 12,500 Lao Kip (LAK) to the British pound, it's easy for a foreigner to be a millionaire in Laos

12. This totally safe waterfall staircase


8/10 accidents occur within the home. The rest happen here.

13. These white-supremacist safety breakers


So what, who needs racist electricity anyway.

14. The most stunning array of wild butterflies you ever saw in a major town


This guy was just being shy. But don't take my word for it, go there yourself.



All photos by me. Sorry for the poor quality, I only had my phone.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Those mountains look stunning... and yes please to dark Beer Lao.

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