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Luang Prabang

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos

Sightseeing, Kayaking & Weaving in Luang Prabang

6 May 2008, 3:02PM

The Wat (temple) in the Royal Enclosure in Luang Prabang

6 May 2008, 3:00PM

I know its not a competition but I can't help it.

7 May 2008, 12:16PM

Limestone Karst formations like this are all over Laos & Vietnam. We kayaked down this tributary to the Mekong on our way to the wierd Buddha caves

6 May 2008, 6:13PM

We went to see a Ballet performance in Luang Prabang, these guys were the Monkey army of Hanuman - but now all I see is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

8 May 2008, 7:07AM

Decoration on the back of the main temple in Luang Prabang - the light that day did not do it justice

7 May 2008, 12:24PM

In Laos the people put loads of images of Buddha's in the caves, its partly a hangover from the old animist religion and partly to protect them from the bombing in the 70's. These days they just look dusty and a bit spooky.

8 May 2008, 8:16AM

Really cute kittens at Ock Pop Tok (East meets West) - the weaving & dyeing workshop where we made our scarves

8 May 2008, 7:08AM

More temple decoration - it was really different to others we'd seen and we quite liked it.

8 May 2008, 11:09AM

Feeding the silkworms - they eat three times a day (exclusively Mulberry leaves) over a 28 day period to get ready to make a cocoon, from which the silk may be harvested.

8 May 2008, 10:04AM

Me spinning my silk onto bobbins - words I never thought I would have occasion to write.

8 May 2008, 3:04PM

Silkworms... when they start sticking their heads up like this it means they are ready to start making the cocoon.

8 May 2008, 1:52PM

Weaving my silk scarf on the frame loom. It was actually really relaxing and I settled right into it - its like riding a bike, once you know what you're doing, you're away!



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I know its not a competition but I can't help it.

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The Wat (temple) in the Royal Enclosure in Luang Prabang

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We went to see a Ballet performance in Luang Prabang, these guys were the Monkey army of Hanuman - but now all I see is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Limestone Karst formations like this are all over Laos & Vietnam. We kayaked down this tributary to the Mekong on our way to the wierd Buddha caves

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In Laos the people put loads of images of Buddha's in the caves, its partly a hangover from the old animist religion and partly to protect them from the bombing in the 70's. These days they just look dusty and a bit spooky.

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Decoration on the back of the main temple in Luang Prabang - the light that day did not do it justice

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More temple decoration - it was really different to others we'd seen and we quite liked it.

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Really cute kittens at Ock Pop Tok (East meets West) - the weaving & dyeing workshop where we made our scarves

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Me spinning my silk onto bobbins - words I never thought I would have occasion to write.

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Feeding the silkworms - they eat three times a day (exclusively Mulberry leaves) over a 28 day period to get ready to make a cocoon, from which the silk may be harvested.

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Weaving my silk scarf on the frame loom. It was actually really relaxing and I settled right into it - its like riding a bike, once you know what you're doing, you're away!

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Silkworms... when they start sticking their heads up like this it means they are ready to start making the cocoon.