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Luang Prabang with a Bang : Elephant Rides in Laos

Vlog #5: Contiki Big Indochina Adventure : Luang Prabang, Laos

Giving Alms

Not many people enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn; however, when it’s to help feed Buddhist monks, it’s not so bad.  Our lovely guide Johnny had a bunch of clean, fresh rice prepared for us this morning to give to the monks. Unfortunately, somehow it was lost in translation that there was going to be hundreds of monks coming down our line in multiple waves. Hence, our group ended up burning through all the rice in our baskets within the first two waves – Oops! Well some of the monks will be very well feed.

The craziest part of the whole alms giving was that the monks only eat twice a day: morning and lunch.  I would be starving, I love my mid-evening snacks and dinner.

Giving Alms - Luang Prabang, Laos

Giving Alms - Luang Prabang, Laos

 Elephant Rides

Today I got the opportunity to ride an elephant! Like the Tiger Kingdom, this was at an animal sanctuary where all the elephants contained were either breed or rescued from the wild. The trainers were very gentle with the elephants and I was very impressed by the manner of which the animals were handled.

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Our elephant was named Wan, the one beside him with tusks was Pancake :)

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

And now I present the “people with way to much time on their elephant, photo montage.”

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Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

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Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant Ride- Luang Prabang, Laos

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 Kuang Si Waterfalls

There was a lot of hype up for these waterfalls. All day previously in Luang Prabang I was hunted down by drivers offering to take me to the waterfall. The way they made it sound was like it was the Great Wall of China– well, they weren’t too far off.

Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang, Laos

I have seen a lot of waterfalls in my life but this one definitely takes the cake. It was by far the most spectacular, not to mention the fact that it is actually made up of many smaller waterfalls and swimming lagoons.

Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang, Laos

Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang, Laos

Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang, Laos

Good times!

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