Category Luang Prabang
Monday Morning Blues – Collecting Alms in Luang Prabang, Laos
Every morning at dawn the monks of Luang Prabang collect their daily rations from well wishers. Consisting mainly of rice, bread and fruit it makes up a big part of their diet.
Sunday Sunsets – The Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos
Sunset over the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
The Mekong – Asia’s Great River
The Mekong is the world’s twelfth longest river at around 4,350 km (2,703 miles) in length. It starts its course in the mountains of Tibet and runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before emptying into the South China Sea in southern Vietnam. Unfortunately the fate of the great river is in constant jeopardy […]
Wilbur’s Travels – My 7 Travel Wonders Of The Past Decade
Travel is a great defining constant in my life and as I reflect on the last ten years of travels, I am extremely grateful that I am able to indulge in my passion on a regular basis. I have visited 22 new countries in the decade and revisited many more old favourites. I found it […]
My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 9 to 7
9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]
Friday Photo 24
Today’s photo was taken in Luang Prabang in Laos. This novice monk was strolling in the sunshine contemplating the rest of his day…..
I Will Never Forget My Elephant…..
Regular readers of my blog will know that one of my travel highlights was spending two days amongst the elephants at Elephant Village, Laos in 2010. Elephant Village is an eco-centre where all the resident elephants have been rescued from a life of hard work and mistreatment in the logging industry. There they are cared […]