Friday, November 28, 2014
Last year, I chronicled our married life in ornaments, 7 Christmases worth of ornaments. So I'm going to try to keep up from now on. We have Hogwarts from Harry Potter World. Lots are from New Zealand including a glowworm from the Waitomo caves, one from the Weta workshop, Hobbiton, and the Wellington Zoo. The star nativity is from the Bay of Islands and we got the kiwi bird at the Tepapa Museum in Wellington. The fish is from Siam Ocean World in Bangkok. Matt got one from Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I got one at the Potato Museum in Idaho. We got one in Luang Prabang, but we can't find it. I'm sure it will turn up. And I hope we will get one in Phuket when we go in a few weeks.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Luang Prabang is north of Vientiane and it's much more mountainous and usually a little bit cooler in temperature. It's about a 45 minute flight to get there. We have been told by almost everyone we know here that we should go check it out, and we finally did when Matt and the boys had a day off for the That Luang festival, which takes place here in Vientiane, but it's super busy, so we skipped town to avoid the traffic.
After checking in, booking a tour for Friday, and having a meal, we climbed to the top of a "mountain" in the middle of the city called Phusi. There's a Buddhist temple on the top, and some great views.
Here are the stairs we climbed up (some of the 500 or so).
Right outside our room, there were some swings.
The light fixtures in the kitchen/living area. I guess I forgot to get a picture of the living area. There was a sectional couch and a chaise.