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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
Really quiet, really relaxing... peaceful town on the Mekong River. I could have stayed here longer than I did.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
This is a trekker's dream city. It remains very culturally true to its history but also has the luxuries of the French colonial influce which means you can get an incredible chocolate eclair in the middle of Laos! Many great guest houses located along the Mekong River. If they wash your underwear for you, expect to see it hanging on a clothes line near the road for all to see!
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
Cycle to waterfall and spend a night in the middle of no-where.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
When you cross over into Laos from Northern Thailand there are a few things to remember. 1.) The guesthouses in Thailand are way nicer than the guesthouses on the Laotian side of the border. 2.) Cross over early morning and just go straight to the slowboat dock and buy your own ticket. It may only save you a few bucks but if you buy it at a guesthouse all they do is put your money in an envelope minus their comission and send you to the boat dock to buy it yourself.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
Hire a boat to take you to Pak Ou to see the caves. It's about $20-$30 US and well worth it - an amazing 4-5 hour trip.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
If you rent a bike inside Luang Prabang to go to the waterfalls, make sure the brakes work as the road is quite steep downhill at places.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
definitely hire a bike!! its totally worth it and a nice change to walking or busing
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
bars close at midnight, locals are very friendly... after the bars go for a stroll with a little lao lao(booze) u can find life after the bars... dont ride a bike to the waterfalls (a must see) take a taxi as it can be a rough ride
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
I loved them french coffee shop's with real tasty baguettes. There's not much nite life after 1 am or so, but if you want fun, you'll find it, just follow the locals. But anyway it's a place to relax and if you go to bed early, you can see the "monk feeding" in the morning hour. Or you simply do it yourself. I liked the night market a lot, taking place every evening, starting around 5.30. Peaceful, nice places to hang out along Mekong River.
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Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, Laos
Do not bother the longer journey: take the SLOW boat which allows you to relax and to enjoy the unique landscape. The fast boat is noisy and incomfortable and you will not get anything out of the trip.
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