Here is a time lapse video of the sun coming up on the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. I sped up the footage and did a slow digital zoom, so if it looks like the river is moving fast, it is actually moving 400x’s faster than it should be.
Awoke at the break of dawn to record the monks receiving alms. As you can see from the video, it is a beautiful and important Buddhist ritual for the monks. Unfortunately, it has also become uncomfortable for them due to the amount of tourists that come to take pictures.
We were buzzing before noon. Alcohol wasn’t on the itinerary until at least 2pm, but here we were, drinking with Cambodians from the mainland. They came to Rabbit Island the same way we did — via boat — but a few hours after we arrived. During those prior hours, we viewed a few bungalows — and decided to Read Post
Up until this point in our journey through Myanmar, most of the sights we visited were temples and Buddha sculptures, some in caves, some on mountaintops and all of various shapes and sizes. After the staggering number of temples in Bagan, we were ready for a change. Instead of taking a bus directly to Inle Read Post
After leaving Bagan, Myanmar, we grabbed a bus to Kalaw, a small hill station that serves as the starting point for treks to Inle Lake. We wanted to visit Inle Lake and had heard trekking (also known as hiking for our American readers) was a pleasant and leisurely way of getting there. Lucy and Isabelle Read Post