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Nong Khiaw, Laos Day 1

Oh Nong Khiaw. I could have spent many more days just relaxing in a hammock and having crazy adventures there. This town was definitely my favorite stop on the trip. Everyone we met there was so nice, hardly any tourists (it is a stop farther than most people seem to go, seems as though most people stop when they get to Luang Prabang, but man are they missing out!) and just absolutely beautiful. Really stunning. Like if it weren't so hot and humid and other such things I could see myself living there. I loved it so much. And even though everything was a bit of an adventure from here on out, a bit more exciting than we had planned, I wouldn't have changed it. But first a few photos from the last morning breakfast in Luang Prabang Breakfast of champions - fruit (not sure what all of it was so I only ate what I knew wasn't mango or papaya and gave Raymond the rest), bread, and orange juice. See how neon orange it is? That is how all of the orange juice we tried was. Even

Luang Prabang, Laos Day 3

Ah day three in Luang Prabang was one of my favorites of the trip. We took a cooking class at Tamarind! It was so much fun and I loved it! Plus we learned how to make so much tasty food! I really loved the food in Laos, it is perfect for hot weather, and so easy to make. We took the full day class which started off with a tour of the Phosy Market which we wanted to check out anyway so why not with someone who can tell us what everything is that we don't recognize? Really it was very helpful and informative. The teacher was really nice and telling jokes the whole time. Above he is telling us about all the produce. Just to the left of the lady in the photo is some wood - he said that is to make dishes "Lao spicy". You just put a piece of the wood in your dish while it is cooking... Herbs and pumpkin vines - I never knew you could eat them! Also a lot of the herbs and greens come from the jungle. People pick it and then sell it at the market. The black disks ar