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Luang Prabang – Phou Si mountain

If there is a place that I choose to come back in South East Asia, it will be Luang Prabang. The little town up North of Laos, beside its history, beauty, the quietness, calmness, there is one more thing that I couldn’t pass: The Grilled Fish. It is naturally – becomes a signature dish along the Mekong river.

Grilled Mekong fishes in local market – Luang Prabang

Some people may say yes, you can eat the Mekong grilled fishes the same style anywhere in Cambodia, Thailand too. But no, it tastes so different with the way Laotian make it. And Luang Prabang is the place that I can eat grilled fishes anywhere, from fancy restaurants to small vendors in the markets, it all tastes wonderfully.

I am no connoisseur, but that is my true love to Luang Prabang, behind the desire of taking the extraodinary photos by the river banks or sunsets, food is the love of my life. I don’t eat to live, never want to, I eat to live and enjoy life – fortunately, until now, I am still be able to do so.

If you ask me what I would suggest when visiting Luang Prabang, my ideal trip will be staying on the wood lodge by the riverside, walking distance to the main streets, strolling the night market at night, eating in a cute garden/riverside restaurant or in local market, sipping an icey lemon mint shakes, sitting on one of the balconies bars on main streest for people watching. And I can do all those things for days without getting bored. Luang Prabang is the sanctuary for my soul to get calm, a remedy for my never-stop life. It stops there, in Luang Prabang.

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