Carpe Diem Restaurant
This was my first time in Laos, and here we were at an outdoor restaurant where we didn't really so much about the food. Being surrounded by water and cool weather mean we were on vacay. It's just too hot or too humid or too wet in Singapore. Add to that peace and quiet, and very little humans. Who knew paradise was just a non-stop five-hour flight away from home? This is a picture book post so there are more pictures than words.
Once Inside This Hidden Oasis...
Serenity Now - A Short Video of Our Surroundings
Laotian Cuisine Is Served.
Kuang Si Waterfall
This place is one of my top three places to visit when in Luang Prabang. It's not for the food, but the full experience of dining outdoors in nature (and if you must, for the 'gram), and a prelude to the famed Kuang Si Waterfall. 5% of proceeds go to not-for-profit ASAS or L'ASsociation pour les ASsociations as they are known in Switzerland. The donated money funds toothbrushes, school books, soap, limited hospital expenses and even a boat to transport students to and from school on the Mekong river.
On the way up to Kuang Si Waterfall
Time : 9am - 5pm*
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1530 hours : We took a short walk to the entrance of the much-talked-about local attraction. It seems you have not been to Luang Prang if you've not been to Kuang Si Waterfall. One might think it's just more greenery and water, and that's it. I was surprised at the unexpected! You would not believe what we laid our eyes on every step of the way.
🌺 Firstly, it's not just another waterfall. It's like a nature reserve. We visited at the tail-end of spring so the sappan tree was blooming, and we spotted ginormous pink ginger torch flowers and what some refer to as "fake" birds of paradise or heliconia flowers that hang like fiery lanterns.
🐻 Secondly, the road to the famed body of water is long. It was almost a 20-minute walk to the fo0t of the waterfall and we took our time sniffing out flowers, plants and cutie bears!
🏊♀️ Lastly, peeps who enjoy swimming in natural pools would want to get in here and take some cool selfies. You'll notice that the water seems turquoise in color? Because the structure is surrounded by limestone mountains which lend white calcium carbonate to the otherwise clear water. It turns into a milky color once mixed with the salt that can also be found in toothpaste.
Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
The Other Waterfall
Remember those mask-free days in the sun? Ah, well.