My unplanned splurge lunch yesterday resulted in the best-tasting meal I've had in three months. A tofu laap (traditional Lao salad), papaya/lime shake, and purple sticky rice with coconut and banana. Unbeliiieeevably tasty, and I got the recipes for free!
It's 6:00am. The daily procession of monks is walking calmly through the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, accepting food offerings from locals and tourists alike. Laotian music and news updates are playing through the speakers that run along the market street, adding a bit to the sense that one is standing in a tiny cultural bubble, set apart from the spinning hustle of the outside world.