|The alms procession for Buddha Lent at the temple in Muang La.|
We could not believe how warm and welcoming the Muang La locals were towards us. They were so friendly and helpful. Some old ladies came up to us at the end of the ceremony and shared their cookies and wished us good health and safe travels. They also told us they had never seen a westerner at the temple before and were proud to share their culture with us. I know I've said this many times on this trip, but participating in Buddha Lent was one of the coolest things we've ever done.
|Getting ready to start making our offerings to the 23 monks. I had to wear a traditional Lao skirt.|
|Once a year on Buddha Lent there are huge boat races on the Mekong River. We stopped to check them out on the way to Luang Prabang. Everyone just watches the races, drinks, dances, and has a good time.|
We are now in the city of Luang Prabang. We are excited to explore for the next 3 days and cannot believe it is almost time to go home!