We decided to hit up the famous night market for dinner. The market is huge and there is an alley off the main market street that houses most of the street food. It’s full of people, so you won’t miss it. If you wander down there are 2 buffet type stalls, one with blue bowls, one with pink. All the food they serve is vegan, which is pretty bloody good! One bowl, which is a fill it up as much as you god damn like system, is $15,000 Kip, which is about $2.25. Not bloody bad!
A lot of people get nervous about street food. When eating it, it’s better to see everything be cooked fresh if you can. The advantage of street food for vegans is that there is no meat or dairy to go off, which is excellent! But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get sick. Our entire trip has not seen any street food that has done us wrong! I think it’s sometimes luck of the draw, but in my opinion, never be afraid to try new things! And street food is cheap, tasty and safe 99% of the time. Plus eating is the best part of travelling right?!
(Also you can’t miss the market. It’s huge! But just incase it’s the main road next to Mount Phousi)
The view from the top of Mount Phousi is quite amazing. Sitting at the centre of the town you get a great birds eye view of the whole area, plus a beautiful view of the Mekong and the mountains surrounding the town.
The only bummer is that it is a really popular area and so the top is riddled with tourists, which can kind of ruin the zen of the experience. We were up there nearing sunset, which was a very popular time. I’d hazard a guess if you headed up early in the morning you’re more likely to get the place to yourself!
Don’t miss it though! It’s worth it regardless of the other people around. The climb up is just as good anyway!
Thank you @courtyardhotels Brussels for being one of the few places I have been in Brussels that easily caters for vegans. Tagliatelle pasta was already on the menu and all they had to do was remove the cheese. It tastes good too! 🤗
I'm sorry for not posting in a while. But thank you for your patience friends.
Our beloved grandfather has been very sick and just left us a couple days ago. He was such an amazing man who where so aware of his surroundings. A man of joy, with a big heart. Today we went up north for the funeral, wich is tomorrow.
But tonight, when everybody was going to sleep, I saw the stars shine so bright. And then I saw the northern lights, shining even brighter. Aurora borealis. Like a stream of consciousness flowing through the nightsky. I knew I had to go out, and so I did. I went in the snow and in the ice. And the sky was dancing. I could feel the presence of my grandfather. I followed his will and climbed up an icy mountain to the very top. I was stunned, speechless. The whole sky was blazing. I took some pictures, but I don't have s tripod, and I only have a simple camera. But creativity flows. I asked him to show himself and the lights literally shaped his face in profile on the sky, peacefully gazing upwards towards the infinite. I laid on my back in the small spots of moss between the deep snow. I don't know how long it went on for because time stood still. It was huge and everywhere, and I was all alone, undisturbed by everything. Only in the company of the divine.
I miss you, grandpa, I really do. It was too early. But now you are dancing the eternal dance in cosmos, and you know all the secrets of the universe. I know and I can feel that you'll always be around us.
My 2017 ended in a quite unusual way. After losing my phone, I went through a purification process in the mountains of Vassouras. The Sweat Lodge is regarded as a sacred and ancient healing ceremony, accompanied by prayers and chanting. It was nothing like I had experienced before (I hate sauna btw), and I had to face my greatest fears: darkness, dirtiness, heat, and the lack of personal space since people were literally sitting right next to each other in the tent with arms and legs touching. I can’t say I loved it, but it was a different experience. It showed me that this world is much bigger than what my rational mind could possibly construct, and that when I keep myself open I’ll begin to see more and more possibilities. I may not understand everything, but some things are not for me to understand - they’re there for me to experience and feel.
#homemade#plantbase#vegantravel#dairyfree#glutenfree#vegan#veganeats#veganrecipes#plantpower#veganlifestyle#vegan_traveler_plus_1 . Ingredients
1/2 tbs oil
4 oz Thai red curry
2 tbs ginger, minced
2 tbs garlic, minced
1-2 chilies, minced (optional)
2 14.5-oz cans light coconut milk
2-3 mushrooms, sliced
3 bell peppers, assorted colors, diced
8 oz can sliced bamboo shoots
8 oz cut baby corn
8 oz snap peas, halved
6 oz tofu, diced
2-3 tbs cilantro, chopped
Heat oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add curry, ginger, garlic, and chilies, if using. Saute until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Pour in coconut milk and stir. Bring to a simmer and add mushrooms, zucchini and peppers. Continue to simmer until vegetables are tender-crisp, about 10-12 minutes. Add snap peas, baby corn, bamboo shoots and tofu. Simmer an additional 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve over rice.
As anyone who has visited Luang Prabang has probably done, we decided to climb up Mount Phousi, which is a small mountain that lies right in the centre of the town. There are a few paths up, and it’s really not too steep, with lots of beautiful view points. We walked up near some temples with young monks living in nearby housing, and the closer you get to the top the more amazing huge gold statues cover the sides of the mountains. I got particularly stuck at this one site because of all the temple kitties! (You can only see 1, but there were more) Such precious sleepy babies!
We strolled around the banks of the Mekong and the streets of Luang Prabang, in some type of delirium tbh - it was absolutely bloody hot in comparison to everywhere else we’d been and I was lolling around on the ground at one stage. But it was so pretty I had to prevail and see the views and feel the vibes 🙌🏼 #luangprabang#mekongriver
Luang Prabang is a freaking gorgeous city in the northern area of Laos. It’s pretty tiny, you can walk around the town area quite easily, and sits surrounded by the Mekong River. The views are spectacular, there are loads of gorgeous temples and tasty food, a hugeeeeee night market, plus loads of nearby waterfalls and natural settings to explore. It is definitely worth a visit and I’m feeling like the perfect place to begin our adventure here! #luangprabang#newcity#excitingtimes