Luang Prabang - Part 1 (Saturday to Monday)
Trip Start Jan 01, 2011
41Trip End Mar 21, 2011
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Our first day here, we spent relaxing. Traveling everyday actually gets a bit tiring, especially on windy roads when you are trying not to hit your head on the window and to not slam into the person next to you. We walked around the town, took a nap and went to the night market.
On Sunday, we were planning on going kayaking with a Swiss couple that we met on the Stray bus, but we all felt the price was a bit high for a half day paddle. Basically, it was the same as a full day. Instead, we all bought some sandwiches from our new sandwich lady and tried to go for a walk along the river
On Monday, we went to the Kuang Si Falls which is about an hour outside of the city. We went with four other people in a large tuk tuk. The Swiss couple had been told that it was a one hour bike ride to the falls, but the hills were so large, that we decided that they were told wrong
The falls were great. They reminded me a lot of Plitvice National Park in Croatia. These falls were also tiered with emerald green water. It wasn't hot enough to swim, but we dipped our feet in. We also walked all the way to the top of the waterfalls, which I don't think I've ever done before. The walk up was more like a climb - we were all scrambling up a steep, narrow path. I was dreading going down that way, but we discovered at the top that there actually was another way up with a good path and stairs! At least going down was easy. In the evening, we had dinner with our bus mates as they were all hopping back on the bus on Tuesday. Jeff and I were a bit sad about that as it has been great to bump into familiar faces to grab a bite with or hang out with.