Wednesday, March 2nd (Pak Mong to Luang Prabang)

  • Started the day with some bananas and a few handfuls of peanuts before hitting the road.
  • Several people had mentioned the terrible road conditions approaching Luang Prabang from the North, but this information turned out to be either outdated or overstated.
  • There were a few rough patches and scattered potholes but for the most part it was easy going.
  • We set a leisurely pace and several hours later arrived in Luang Prabang.
  • We checked in to Soukhoun Meung Guesthouse while reserving Kounsavan Guesthouse across the street for the following two nights (on account of the free breakfast and excellent online reviews).
  • After parking our motorbikes and dropping everything off in our room, we set out to explore the city.
  • Luang Prabang is a small city with a ton of character.  It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of the religious and architectural preservation, and set beautifully at the intersection of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. 
  • We did a big walking loop along the Mekong and then back down the main road past several temples, monasteries, and monks engrossed in their daily routines.
  • We stopped for dinner at an overpriced street side restaurant, then returned to our guesthouse just after dark.
  • Spent the rest of the night reading and relaxing in our room before calling it a night.

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