|We arrived in the northern city of Luang Prabang after two days on the slow boat. We've spent three days here now. It's been good to stop for a few days as we've been on the move every day for a while now.
We've met up with the group of people we met on the boat a few times and we all ate together in an Indian restaurant which was a great find, the food was as good as Rusholmes' finest and a welcome change. They were also showing the United Chelsea match which was even better although they turned it over for the start of a Bollywood film after 87 minutes!
The City is a real mix of Buddhist temples, French provincial architecture, monks, tribes people and travellers. There's a great night market - which Davina has bought something at every day! It's strange that so many people seem to speak French and there are loads of bakeries and pastry shops. Found a very cool bar and book shop which wouldn't be out of place at home.
Went to the Museum today to find out a bit more about the history of Laos as we both realised we know nothing about it. Very confusing history of Indochina, French and US rule. The Museum left us with more questions than answers but one of the attendants explained everything we wanted to know with a brief history of Laos. He was glad of the opportunity to practice his English but we made him work hard!