Welcome to Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang welcomed me differently. Very differently. Thanks to Laos 🇱🇦 for keep on surprising me from the beginning. The best way for me to initiate this post is by asking you guys to watch this funny video below first. This video tells a better story than me. Appreciate much for your consideration to watch this video.
Initially when he was chasing our vehicle, I didn’t realize what his intention was but at last I got shocked. What a strategy to sell the rooms!!!!!! He was the earliest bird to catch the worms (us) this way. The special offers he offered was seriously funny and unbelievable. “Free dinner and free unlimited whisky” he said. What?! What? Unlimited free whisky? Oh no…. no…no…no… Not possible. Not possible at all. That was what my ‘inner drinker’ said. . . .
The free unlimited whisky really pushed me NOT to choose the guesthouse as I really wanted to completely REST, REST, and REST. I did not wish to pull my sword out in the ‘Alcohol War’ and importantly I did not wanted have noise that can disrupt my sleep. I needed to recover from my tiring journey of the Mekong River before continue 30 hours bus journey to Kunming, China. The main tourist attraction street really caught my eye. Almost all the buildings on this street’ spoke’ history of French Colonization accurately. The street was very clean too.
Julien and I, started to walk from the place the car dropped us to look for a hostel/guesthouse. My budget for the room was less than 8 USD, and our bad time there were no cheaper hostel found on our way. After few minutes of walking, at last we happened to land at ‘The free unlimited whisky guesthouse’ even it wasn’t my choice. I think it is not ethical to spell out the guesthouse name. It’s their way. I respect that. Perhaps I admired the way the guesthouse thought out of the box to attract travelers. Julien and I shared a room as it was little expensive than a dormitory and it was within my budget. The ‘free dinner’, Laos white noodle soup was really delicious.
Luang Prabang, the UNESCO heritage site glows colorfully at night. The main street brilliantly lighted and gorgeously decorated. The scene really caught my eye and turned to be an excellent testing ground for my camera.
The next leg of the journey is Luang Prabang to Kunming, China by 30 hours sleeper bus. Mohan, the border town at China pumped my Adrenalin strongly and badly. Kindly Subscribe to know the story of Part 5. Thanks for reading. If you find my blog can be useful to others, kindly share please. Thanks again.
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HI…..thank you so much for the time you spent at my site. My name is Suresh Narayanan. 44 years, solo traveler from Malaysia. I am very passionate on solo travelling, especially overland travelling by train, bus and boat. So far I have traveled Transsiberian Train Journey covering from Guangzhou, China to St Petersberg, Russia. In 2016, I crossed on Silk Road from Xian, China to Istanbul, Turkey covering China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Turkey. I also covered a rare route from Seremban, Malaysia to Seoul Korea overland crossing, Thailand, Laos, China and South Korea.
Most of my blogs speak more about incidents occurred during the journey. Hope you will enjoy reading, and again thank you so much.