NORTH LAOS

 

VIENTIANE

Border crossing from Vietnam to Laos

Border crossing from Vietnam to Laos

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While chatting with a local primary school teacher, who used to be a monk, he casually said something that got stuck in my mind:  “We live in heaven, but we make it a hell for ourselves.”

While chatting with a local primary school teacher, who used to be a monk, he casually said something that got stuck in my mind: “We live in heaven, but we make it a hell for ourselves.”

The Xieng Khuan (“buddha park”) is sculpture park that mixes Buddhist and Hindu statues

The Xieng Khuan (“buddha park”) is sculpture park that mixes Buddhist and Hindu statues

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Looks like a future dictator?

Looks like a future dictator?

 

LOUANG PRABANG

 
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Monk chit chat

Monk chit chat

Tapioca pancakes with coconut fillings

Tapioca pancakes with coconut fillings

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Waiting for that picture with 10 other tourists

Waiting for that picture with 10 other tourists

 

LUANG NAMTHA

 

April 15, 2013

Crossing the NPA in Luang Namtha

After 9 hour of bumpy roads from Luang Prabang, we finally arrive in Luang Namtha.

You could easily find a basic accommodation and get some food at the night market: BBQ chicken skewers, noodle soup, lap, green papaya salad, make sure you are asking not spicy or get ready to cry your eyes out.

The tourist office under construction

The tourist office under construction

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Entering the Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Entering the Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

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Laos China border - Mengla

Laos China border - Mengla