Days 52 & 53, July 1 & 2: Laos

First evening is Luang Prabang we visited the “evening market” to bargain and make a few small purchases.

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Fish for sell…pets?

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One of many Buddhist temples.

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Diann joined a few of our traveling comrades to give morning offerings for the Buddhist  monks. A daily 0530 routine: monks from the 5 monasteries, walked around town to gather donated food for the day (two meals: breakfast and lunch).  Our resort prepared the sticky rice, we contributed a handful of rice to each monk’s pot. Several of them are very young.

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The beautiful sunrise 0515…up for offering service.

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After giving the monks rice the routine is to pour special water on ground/grass and connect with deceased our ancestors.
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Our assistants who directed our proper giving of rice offerings.

The afternoon cruise on the Mekong River: Tom & I boarded the long narrow boat for a peaceful 3 1/2 hour river tour. The “Cave”, containing multiple Buddha statues, was interesting end point up river.

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Stairway to the Cave.
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River cruise boat—same as our boat.
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Old Stupa under repair…viewed in country side as we traveled up river.
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This boat was very spaciouos for the two of us.
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Our cruise guide…

More interesting spots in Luang Prabang..

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Fence around monastery.
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Huge drum in front of buddhist monastery.

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Scenic views from the river cruise.

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Ending a full day with a beautiful sunset.
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The Amantaka resort’s main pool with candles glowing.
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Full moon rising….

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