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The monks begin to arrive  
   

The monks begin to arrive

LP to VV - Over the Hill and Far Away ...

October 11th 2016
Morning came very early today. The alarm went off at 4-30am for us to be ready to get the hotel shuttle at 5-15am to take us the short distance (but, too far to walk) to see the monks on their morning alms walk. This is a morning ritual in most Asian countries. The driver took us down to the post office (the post office seemed to be the central meeting point during our stay in Luang Prabang  ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng

Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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