Feeling like Willie Nelson, jaded and burned out
February 22, 2010 – Day 424 – Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is a whirling haven of tourists. All kinds come here and plague this unremarkable town. But regardless, there is a pretty awesome night market here because of them. Right around sunset, you can buy all manner of Lao souvenirs.
Good stuff like a very useful cloth embroidered kleenex box cover or apron, the usual “silver” (pot metal) jewelry that can turn your skin green within days!, t-shirts, scarves by the thousand, some imported Chinese crap, and lots of food vendors.
Still we had a pretty good time shopping and even got some pretty good stuff along the way. If you are looking for some good souvenirs or presents in Laos, Luang Prabang is the place to get them. Prices are not too bad for the most part, a surprise compared to how expensive food and lodging are in the city. Even if you are not wanting to shop, the night market is a great place to get some cheap dinner!