Around Luang Prabang | 2 of 3

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Some more images from our time in Luang Prabang. We did a lot of walking. 

To read the intro, see our first post here

- Julia

We'll be giving away one of our new 2012 calendars here on the blog early next week! 

Taxis looks like this...

We passed by several courts with guys playing a crazy game called "takraw". Similar to volleyball, but they can only use their feet/head instead of hands. These guys are flexible! It was extremely entertaining to watch.
Amazing bamboo bridge crossing a river. 

Making furniture.

Traditional silk weaving.

Wood carving.

Paper making (first started in China and then spread to nearby countries like Laos).

Sheets of handmade paper drying in the sun.

Stopped to watch this kid get a haircut...

... and Yuriy decided he needed a shave. Looks like he is on an operating table to me.

Really professional in here. Love the wall art. 

According to Yuriy, not nearly as good as the shave he got in Istanbul. He had cuts all over!

Some of the amazing foods we put in our tummies...

Nutella crepes and dirt cheap fruit smoothies.

There's a colorful night market that happens every night on the main road in Luang Prabang. A good place to bring some kip (Lao currency).


  1. Oh my goodness, the shave sounds terrifying!! I hope the cuts weren't too bad. Other than that, amazing photos (per usual)! It's funny seeing little similarities between the Philippines (my motherland) and other southeast Asian countries :)

  2. Celeste- No, he was tough about it. I was the one freaking out a little bit.

  3. You take the most amazing pictures and have such wonderful adventures :) I hope I can do something like this someday!

  4. Oh! The cut looks pretty bad! But the town looks great and the photos are lovely!

  5. Did you take malaria pills during your time in Southeast Asia?

  6. Awesome photos... My husband had a shave in China and the same thing happened. The man told him he had a funny shaped jaw and that was why it happened. x

  7. Hi! I'm in love with this pictures! I also have a blog with the pictures of my travels! I invite you to visit it and told me what do you think!

  8. those watches look so rad. and that shave - OUCH!!!!! my fav shot has to be the one of you guys on that beautiful wooden bridge. beautiful!!!

  9. Savannah- No, we didn't take any pills or get any shots.

    Hannah- Oh wow.. good excuse! Clever man.

  10. wow...don't think that would be a place i'd recommend to my friends to get a shave! geez!

  11. Looks like a wonderful little place. :-) How did you guys communicate with the locals?

  12. I love the Tiger Beer mug that your smoothie came in. That was my drink of choice in Vietnam.