So after Pai Rachel and I took an 8 or 9pm bus to the Thai-Laos border, and crossed the river in the morning to get into Laos.
The plan was to take 2 days taking a boat up the Mekong, but once we got there and learned that there was a one day bus to Luang Prabang we opted for that since we were a little short on time.
The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and really mellow and lovely.
Here are some street shots::
The Mekong wraps around the town, and there are restaurants and cafes that line the road looking out on the river::
I also had real, genuine strong-brewed coffee every morning that we were there, and some yummy croissants and things at breakfast::
There was a temple at the top of the hill looking out over the town::
And lots of gorgeous buildings and a few sweetsweet cars —
and love to you all!