Northern Laos

We started our first full day in Laos with a morning run up to the temple we discovered the day before, and sat at watched the morning mist rise off the forests.  It was amazing.  We came back and ate some awesome local noodle soups for breakfast and then met up with our new friends from yesterday for a while.  Walking around town and going for our run we have found that we are the attraction in town.  Apparently this town only started getting tourists a couple of years ago and most locals still have no English whatsoever, and stare at us in bewilderment. In the afternoon we decided to visit the temple again to catch the sunset.  We left it a little late and it was a bit dark when we got up there, still really worth it though and such a beautiful view.  We think we could spend all day every day up there.  We also saw the traditional ceremony by the monks inside the temple with them chanting.  In this silent, majestic setting it was so cool.  Then we met up with Tricia, Eric and Emma again and all had dinner at the night market, we had even more fruits we have never seen or heard of before and they were absolutely delicious.  We also had the most massive green Papaya salad ever.  We are yet to take any photos of the night market as this far north the locals consider it quite rude to take photos so we will wait til we get to know them better and then take some.  (We have already extended our stay here for at least another week.)  After dinner Eric and Emma told us about their afternoon trip to Muang Sing and it sounded so cool that we have all decided to rent a van and go there today for a couple of days along with two other girls Miriam and Trina that we met.   As we had spent part of the afternoon helping our new Laotian friend Bun-Mee with his English, we got him to book us the van so we’re good to go.  So… watch this space.  Did we mention Laos is incredibly awesome and we love it here?  Our photos are here.