I caught a bus to Luang Prabang today and got in about 5 pm. A trip that is suppose to take 5 hours took about 7 hours. I was a pretty amazing bus trip, up and down windy roads passing some beautiful mountain scenery. There was virtually no one else on the road – just a few trucks and a bus or two. It’s completely different from Vietnam, where every road big and small is a traffic nightmare.

Luang Prabang is a World Heritage Town and it feels more like a regular city compared with what I have seen so far in Laos, with a pretty good wifi cafe. The place I am staying is 5 bucks for the night and even included free dinner tonight.