Kid_Dog.jpgJust a scene in from of the noodle shop where I was having breakfast. This is in Pakbeng, halfway between Huay Xai (Thai border) and Luang Prabang (world heritage site and beautiful town). 35 KB  
Maak_Nam_Nom.jpgAnother kind of mysterious Lao fruit. This one was described to me as "Breast Milk Fruit", but that was by a sleazy part-time monk. The literal translation seems to be more like: Water Milk Fruit. Apparently called a Star Apple in English according to this Lao fruit database. 27 KB  
Farang.jpgWell, I knew that there would be a lot of tourists on the 2 day boat ride from Huay Xai east to Luang Prabang. (This is a major tourist route with people who just want to dip their toes in Laos without getting to far from Thailand) Had no idea it would be huge, overcrowded, overpriced boats for tourists only! Once again I was hit with the reality of my skin color as I was herded on with the other Farang... It was okay though once I got used to yapping in English again. Met a crazy old German woman. 40 KB