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  • jharrie

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    To all those who have traveled through Luang Prabang I need some advice.

    We're stuck here until the 18th of February because of a whole slough of unfortunate events and we have no idea what to do with our time.

    Like almost every other person we are waterfalled out and wats are starting to get boring. Bars also hold no interest.

    So if anyone has any suggestions feel free to let us know.

    Thanks in advance.

    #1 Posted: 11/2/2009 - 16:39

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
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    Why not join a monastery for a week. Else teach the monks English

    #2 Posted: 11/2/2009 - 17:55

  • basejump

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    14th November, 2008
    Posts: 30

    come on now - tell us how u ended up being stuck in LP?

    #3 Posted: 11/2/2009 - 18:52

  • jharrie

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    Posts: 3

    A series of unfortunate events happened. It includes passports, lack of unobtainable reservations and sickness.

    #4 Posted: 12/2/2009 - 10:22

  • seagypsy

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    5th February, 2009
    Posts: 136

    Today is the 12th so that means you've still got 6 days left. I'd recommend heading up to Nong khiaw and/or Moung Ngoi. You can take a bus or songthaew from LP's north bus station up to Nong Khiaw (4 hours) where your out in the countryside and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Then take a 1 hour boat-ride up the Nam Ou River to the town of Moung Ngoi where you can go for hikes to nearby villages or simply relax. Or if country life is a bit boring for you, then continue by boat north to Muang Khua along the Nam Ou River then head over to Luang Namtha for some trekking before returning to LP (pretty much a full days bus or van trip to LP from Namtha). There's a lot of natural beauty in nortern Laos and you can get a feel for the untouristy Laos if you do some exploring in te countryside.

    #5 Posted: 12/2/2009 - 12:45

  • somtam2000

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    Agree with seagypsy -- good advice.

    #6 Posted: 12/2/2009 - 14:49

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