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    Yep 3 days every few years works for me to

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Temples are for hippies.
    I must admit i was a little Templed out after 3 days










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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Moobylicious!

    And well done to Mrs Laoski.

    What was her finishing time?

    Did the run start early/late?

    I want to try a few cycling and running events in Southeast Asia but am slightly concerned that I might pass-out early doors.
    it started about 6 in the morning, Thats all i know i was still in bed while all this was going on

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    For a superb view of Luang Prabang a climb to the top of mount pousi i(pussy) is recommended







    Anti aircraft gun





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    Time to strap on the feedbag

    Lao food for lunch, Love them Luang prabang suasages with jao bong



    Pork stuffed lemon grass


    And laarb


    Blue rice WTF


    pork salad

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    There are 2 nice waterfalls in LP the most visited is Kuangsi, we had been before so decided to check out the smaller one called tad sai. Excellent little spot where the Lao folk like to go on weekends

    Take a tuk tuk from tow about 15 kms and tell the driver to come back to get you when your ready. To reach the falls you first take enough a small boat




    I wasnt expecting much but it turned out to be a very nice place






    Couple of local beauties were admiring the moobs,





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    Nice thread LBD Thanks.
    Did you get a chance to eat at the "Elephant" (I think that's what it's called) restaurant.
    On the left hand side as you go up the main drag towards the big temple.
    We've had some bloody good feeds there.

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    Mrs Bld,s as mad as a box of frogs and wanted to give the zipline a go. Leaving me to sip a beer and ponder life as a single parent











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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Nice thread LBD Thanks.
    Did you get a chance to eat at the "Elephant" (I think that's what it's called) restaurant.
    On the left hand side as you go up the main drag towards the big temple.
    We've had some bloody good feeds there.
    we certainly did. Had lunch there on the last day, Probably the best French restaurant in Lao



    I had the magret de Canard (duck innit)


    The wife went for the fish, said it was great



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    Speaking of things french, We found a place to kill a bit of time and have a swim on a hot day while waiting to go out to the airport


    LA PISTOCHE
    i dont speak there shit but im guessing it means fookin big swimming pool







    Small pools for kids to


    Nice place to hang out if your in town on a hot day


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    Luang Prabangs a great place to wander around just checking out the old buildings and the relaxed pace of life




    How cool is that eh?

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    Electric tuk tuks


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    Great pics BLD, Mrs. BLD looks in great nick.
    Just read up on the history of the place, i see the Thais nicked that prabang twice, i can see what Rollst is talking about too. Seems youve missed a few opium dens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Great pics BLD, Mrs. BLD looks in great nick.
    Just read up on the history of the place, i see the Thais nicked that prabang twice, i can see what Rollst is talking about too. Seems youve missed a few opium dens
    Er, actually ive got no idea what Rollst is on about

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    Got up early one morning and went to see the fresh market










    Plenty of weird stuff to eat




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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Luang Prabangs a great place to wander around just checking out the old buildings and the relaxed pace of life
    Smaller off the beaten path spots are my cup of tea as well. Far preferable to the usual tourist spots. Never been to Luang Prabang but on my places to go, people to see, things to do list now.

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    This is the Luang prabang speciality called Lao seeweed, river moss infused with tomatoe, garlic and poppy seeds ponded flat and sun dried



    Lightly fried its a good beer snack, once had it wrapped around a steak. quite like the stuff, Bit of sticky rice and some jao and yer Good to go


    Faaark that jao was spicy



    we always get some to bring back


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    Those are Sesame seeds.

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    ^looks like dried/pressed riverweeds covered with sesame seeds. Like the beer munchies in post 42.

    Thnx for the pix, bld. LP now in bucket list. Does the riverweed snack taste similar to the nori (dried seaweed) that they use for sushi/maki?

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    Don't miss the waterfalls outside of town. Way over the top. Plus... You get to see what most of Laos looks like so you don't get the wrong image of the country by staying in the French quarter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Thnx for the pix, bld. LP now in bucket list.
    Yep. Seconded. On my list of things to do and places to go too.

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    Yeah, looks like it changed a lot since my last visit 10 years ago, on my list, too.

    Those river weed snacks look yummy, will have a go at it, the stuff is available locally, will send the missus to collect some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^looks like dried/pressed riverweeds covered with sesame seeds. Like the beer munchies in post 42.

    Thnx for the pix, bld. LP now in bucket list. Does the riverweed snack taste similar to the nori (dried seaweed) that they use for sushi/maki?
    Yes, it's very similar.

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    I,'ll finish this thread later. We are off on a roadie today to see the plain of jars it's about a 6 hor drive to xiengkhuong province.

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    plain of jars is great, visited sites 1,2 and 3 with my own car
    Dont miss the MAG visitor center on the main road

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