Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nong Khiaw, Laos

Nong Khiaw...what a beautiful town. We arrived in Nong Khiaw after another long bus ride (typical Laotian style). We decided to walk the two kilometers to the town center and on our way, we stopped for a meal of Laotian laab and sticky rice. While we were eating, the rains starting pouring down. We waited it out for about an hour, then continued our journey to find a guesthouse.

We ended up at a quaint, quiet guesthouse that was right on the river with amazing views of the limestone cliffs that surround this town. We spent the next two days walking around town, admiring the amazing Jurassic Park-like scenery and talking a hike to a more remote village. 

Laos continually amazed me with it's exceptional geography and continual beauty and this town was no exception. Oh, and we also discovered a restaurant right next to the bridge with the best banana pancakes!

{This was the view from our hotel balcony. I know the brown water looks a little strange, but just look at that jungle-coated mountain with the misty fog surrounding it!}

{View from the middle of the bridge connecting the two sides of town}

{Soaking in that view}

{The simple life}

1 comment:

Erica Crismon said...

Ever since you posted that first picture of a banana pancake, I have been dying to try them! One of Brads old mission companions is in our ward-Jordan Rabe. He and his wife are going to Thailand in February and they keep trying to get us to go with them. Wish we could go and see just a small part of what you are experiencing! Love you!