Roommate quirks aside (a post for another day), things are going pretty swell in Luang Prabang, Laos.
This morning we went on a bike ride (SCARY at times, “wheeee!” at others times) to explore the countryside outside the village, saw “ABT” (“another bloody temple” – again, my tour leader’s phrase, not mine), huffed and puffed back into town, and ended up at Utopia (literally, the name of the bar, but also a pretty apt description of the place) for drinks. Overlooking the river, loafing around, life is good in Laos.
Except I still have no money. If you’re ever travelling in Laos and use the “Plus” system for Interac, carry larger quantities of cash than you think you’ll need…’cause ATMs won’t accept your card in Luang Prabang. True story. Funny thing is, it doesn’t bother me much. Laos has the ability to push aside your worries. It’s a neat place.