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Going To Luang Prabang

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On the way to Luang Prabang

There are only 300 kilometers from Luang Nam Tha to Luang Prabang. Nevertheless, even if the Chinese government invested a lot of money to improve the roads in Laos, it took us more than 10 hours on a partly very bumpy, windy mountain road to reach the latter. Not to mention the fact that the bus left with more than one hour delay, with everyone giving us different information about the actual schedule…

We arrived exhausted in Luang Prabang to discover a tourist zoo… In the first hour, we saw more western tourists than the 5 weeks before! Of course, the two hotels we had in mind were booked out, so we just crashed in the first place we found, which was actually ok. The next day, we shopped around and decided to stay in the superb Villa Phanthana. For one of the most comfortable, quietest rooms we have had in 10 months, we paid the fortune of 25 USD a night. On top of that, we discovered the next day that for this price, an excellent breakfast was included!

Of course, walking down the tourist mile on arrival, we bumped into Irene und Herbert, two friends who have been traveling around Asia for 11 months.


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