Made some friends from the surrounding hostels who took me to eat at a vegetarian buffet at the night market. I'm not vegetarian and dearly wanted to check out the spread of meats on plates and skewers! I came back a second night by myself to try a whole grilled fish that you pick apart with chopsticks and dip in a fish sauce with lime and chiles, very similar to Vietnamese food. It great to wash it down with some Beerlao! 🐟🥢🍺
The nice French couple from the bakery pointed me down the street to a few well-known temples. Wat Xieng Thong is famous as the location for the coronation of Lao kings. Distinguishing features of the wat include a tree of life mosaic, two-tiered roof and gold leaf gilding.
From Chiang Mai, I took a one hour flight into Luang Prabang, Laos. It was extremely lush and green like the jungles of Tarzan. I visited Kuang Si Falls, famed for its azure waters. Climb up the right side of the falls and come down on the left for stunning views of the jungle and the falls. Not a trek for the faint of heart! First photo by @toramuryo796. Thanks for being a great hiking buddy!
Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos.
Estas cataratas, donde la más grande tiene una caída de 50mts., no sólo son increíbles y hermosas a la vista, sino que van formando piscinas que son aptas para baño 🏊🏻♀️. Para nuestra sorpresa, en la entrada hay osos 🐻 rescatados de cazadores.
¿Qué otras cascadas nos recomiendan visitar?
* V O Y A G E 2 0 1 9 _ LE LAOS *
En se rendant au Pak Ou Caves, le bateau remonte tranquillement le Mekong et te dépose dans le village Ban Xan Hai. Tu as 20 min pour te promener.
Juste le temps de voir rayonner deux enfants Lao: le petit garçon tient sont billet à la main, il va s'acheter un jouet. Adorable !
If you’ve never spent time in a Buddhist country, you might imagine monks as people who live their lives in remote monasteries without any modern comforts or connection to the outside world. And while some do, many monks are part of normal society, and you’ll see them eating at restaurants, riding the bus, and visiting tourist attractions - like the grounds of the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang, Laos.
17:30 hrs. Como cada día los monjes se reunen a cantar al interior del Wat (templo). Distintos tonos se comienzan a escuchar, se diferencian fácilmente voces de aprendices, monjes jóvenes y adultos. En el exterior, se empiezan a distinguir cantos de otros templos cercanos y es que Luang Prabang está llena de ellos. Es posible observar mientras ellos cantan y realizan sus rituales, pero obviamente guardando respeto. Hay que ir vestido adecuadamente y aunque suene obvio (al parecer para muchos no lo es) mantener silencio. 🤫
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This account might be called Dogs from the Road, but we do sometimes have pics of other animals to share. While it’s usually cats, Jen recently stayed at an eco-resort near Luang Prabang that offered pony rides - and one morning, the ponies were out roaming the property!
When I thought travel had already brought me so much, I met her. // 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙗𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪 (𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨)
I wasn’t sure about this post. But even though travelling had already convinced me it was most likely the best thing I could do with my life, it made this happen.
Anyway, I felt like writing it. We too often forget to tell people we care about we actually do. ⠀
What were the odds ? The odds I’d be in Perth, in February 2017, done working, not knowing what to do next. ⠀
The odds that one night, I’d randomly see that post on FB saying a wildlife sanctuary was looking for volunteers. ⠀
That I’d manage to convince Mandy (the owner) to take me even though she was only looking for girls.
That you’d come back from New Zealand not long after I arrived at Uralla (the sanctuary).
That you’d be the first one to take care of Lola before I arrived and that I’d be the one taking care of her when you’d come back.
That for some reason I’d convince you to join me for that roadtrip to Melbourne and you’d manage to change your return flight.
That we’d decide to meet again in Indonesia, 5 months later.
That all that would have been the beginning of something that has been lasting for nearly 2 years now.
(This cheesy post is sponsored by @mariefeandjakesnow, i’m sorry. But I don’t care at the same time.)
I’m incredibly lucky.
I love that we met at Uralla. That you made it so hard for me to tell you I wanted to see you again when I was leaving Uralla. That you decided to change your flight. That we met in Asia again not really knowing what we were doing.
- If you can travel for 6 months and a half around Asia 24/7 together, this brings you some guarantees about your relationship, trust me :p -
I love that she’s bored after 5 min when I’m on the laptop. That she’s doesn’t give a crap about social media (even if i know you will see this). That she wants to learn French but is still proud to say “Bonjour, comment ça va ?”.
Travelling is my escape.
She could be the reason I’d stop running away.
The good thing is, she wants to run away with me.