I was very lucky to spend my Christmas holiday in Laos this year. We spend a couple of days in Luang Prabang, a tranquil town nestling between mountains and the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Early in the morning the life in Luang Prabang, Laos, is very much centered around its vibrant and colorful market. Vendors present their products on small tables, on bamboo mats or simple sheets on the sidewalk and the streets are filled with busy Laotians who buy their fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, rice, spices and all kinds of other food – a feast for all senses.
Between the huge variety of products you can also spot quite a few unusual things like grilled rats, bugs or a bowl full of maggots. I particularly liked the variety of greens and chillies and the stalls selling small snacks such as rice cakes or pastries. Around noon, the hectic hustle and bustle of the market is over. I took some pictures to capture the spirit of this place and I hope you enjoy it.