Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lao New Year

New Year was April 14-16 but seems to last forever. I crossed the river from the tourist area of Luang Prabang and ran into this New Year party and was invited over. Quite a friendly group. Only one guy spoke english but there was a lot of communication with hands. There was a lot of food, lao lao (local fire water) and beer. One such dish was a lettuce wrap with a whole fried fish in it. Miraculously I did not get sick from this. There was some loud music and karaoke. Part of the New Year tradition is to pour ice water on people and cover them with talcom powder. Quite a fun afternoon, even if I unintentionally got a bit tipsy around noon. Made me miss the waterfalls but hey, a better experience I suppose.


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