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.
Right on the border of Cambodia and Laos, the 4,000 Islands is a perfect place to relax and appreciate the beautiful Mekong River. And also to kayak for hours to see river dolphins and Southeast Asia's widest waterfall - but I'm focusing on the calm, gorgeous view for now 🇱🇦💕
I've just arrived safely in Laos (via a van, two buses, a truck, and a boat), but had a fantastic time exploring SO many temples at Angkor over the past few days. Despite finding many more reasons to love Southeast Asia, Angkor was why I made the decision to fly here. It did not disappoint. Three days of pretending to be Lara Croft was, I'm sure you can imagine, a definite trip highlight.