We left Phonsavan early for the holy city of Luang Prabang. Our bus was full to the brim, with the roof loaded with everything from fans to bicycles. The road there was quite beautiful, in the typical Laotian matter. Hills, mountains, charming villages: all of the things that make you wish that the bus would pull over and stop for a moment so that you could take it all in.
Once in Luang Prabang we took a tuk tuk from the bus station and headed into town. It took me a while to find a room, but in the end I managed to find something that was sort of alright in the “value for money” category. The prices of things have clearly shot up in the last 5 years, and this is no longer a city easy to visit on a tight budget. They do have lovely boutique hotels everywhere though for those who can afford that.
Once the sun had set we ventured out to check the street market and find a place to eat. We walked through stall and stalls selling traditional to inventive crafts – I have to admit that it was a bit hard to not purchase anything. Then, we stopped by a nice little restaurant for dinner. If anything, Luang Prabang still has great food.