A quick post to get going. Jetlag is still kicking us and we fade suddenly around 4pm and are asleep around 8pm. Our flights were pretty great; EVA airlines was fantastic, great food (I know!), roomy seats, friendly flight attendants. In Taipei, when we left the plane we were a little worried because we had to transfer to Thai Airways and we'd never been in the Taipei airport, but there was someone holding a sign with our names on it to direct us where to go. That was kind of amazing, we'd never had anything like that before. We didn't get lost in the Bangkok airport, like we did the last time, and all three of our flights were on time and uneventful. Which is how I like my flights.
This first post is just a photo post, my brain is too dead yet. More stories in the next post.
|northern Laos from the air. mountains and brown rivers.|
|the Luang Prabang (LP) airport|
|gorgeous gardens on the banks of the Nam Kanh|
|muddy rivers in this part of the world|
|and bamboo bridges|
|monks working hard|
|boats in for the day|
|more of that gorgeous light|
|see what I mean?|
|restaurants on the riverside|
|and down narrow little streets|
|wats everywhere in LP|
|lush and gorgeous|
|one of the main streets in LP, heading toward the Hmong Night Market|
|a different kind of beautiful light|
|kind of scary to walk on this bridge!|
|don't be fooled: I was SUPER scared|
|panorama of the Nam Kanh from the bridge|
|after a 3-hour ride that made me feel like I might puke or die, we arrived in Nong Khiaw. our hotel is AMAZING.|
This is the view from our room.
|the view from our room|