Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lao Bamboo, Sticky Rice and Lady Goddess

Luang Prabang is a peaceful kind of place.
Next to the Meekong rivers and its little brothers.
The town is watched over by Phra Mae Thorani, who wrung out her hair to flood away bad women trying to prevent Buddha's nirvana. Presumably she found a way to save the animals first.
Where you eat river weed and dip your sticky rice into tomato and eggplant dips.
We did not tried the black dried bananas.
We did try buffalo, but not in this format.
And cured bbq port carefully clipped into a bamboo stick.
Other than the hair goddess, we didn't fully understand the sculptures.
But we did make it across the bridge.