|An arrangement of paper umbrellas|
Along the street were travel agencies (many offering elephant adventures), restaurants and cafes, food stalls, handicraft shops, mini-marts, a few art galleries, an elementary school, the library, the palace (now a museum) and wats. In short, a walk down main street covers culture, consumerism, and cravings.
|Stalls selling crepes were common|
|A unique stall - we took a pass on this. Out of view - |
sign assuring customers that the snack is "good"
Along the streets in Luang Prabang and Vientiane are spirit houses, where the household spirits dwell. Each house is different. It may have food, drinks, and other objects to keep the spirits happy. These spirits seem to have settled for devotional objects.
This fish cage was in the courtyard of our guest house. If money flies in it will never leave.
|Boy with his wares|
The next picture is of the Mekong River - people walk across the sand and eventually link up with a boat to ferry them to the other side.
|Buddha with arms down - asking for rain|
(I just noticed figure on the left - I have no idea)
|Not what I imagine wearing to a Lao wedding|
|What's a chea?|
|I guess that we are straying around the world|