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Luang Prabang

Yeah, I don’t even have a good title for this post. And few pictures I like. I was in Luang Prabang for two or three days, without knowing what I was doing there and where I would go after. So I made some postcards in the meantime and took Lao coffees and read with my feet in the Mekong river.

Luang Prabang is a very cute city“, that’s what a travel friend told me a while ago. I thought the touristic area really not that cute. Okay, the night market is cute. If you’re looking for stuff for tourists. Then the internet shops and the travel agencies. And this photo gallery where you can only find badly composed portraits, shot too close, and in black & white. And it’s only young laotian girls and women in traditionnal thing. Lao sure has other things to show than this kind of cliché, the girl who looks like she’s wondering when the falang (foreigner, in Lao) will stop hiding his face behint the plastic and glass thing that goes “clic clac”.

But well, the friend was right the city’s cute. Lao people are nice, despite all the tourists rushing about whenever a monk is doing something or going somewhere.

So yeah, I felt my pictures needed a color filter over them. Even if I liked the city. But only the parts without too much tourists.


  1. Hey! Ton blog est vraiment très sympa, on a l’impression de voyager avec toi….juste comment fais-tu pour prendre les gens en photo dans des poses naturelles…?
    keep it up. Pierre

    Comment by Regimb. — Jan 15th, 2010 @ 01:24 AM
  2. On s’est loupés à LPBG ! Bon courage pour la suite !

    Comment by David — Jan 15th, 2010 @ 04:39 AM
  3. Ah nous aussi on a été très surpris par le tourisme chic et mignon mais néanmoins très (trop?) présent de Luang Prabang… Sinon je viens de voir la présentation de tes archives, elle est superbe et bien pensée, c’est un plugin ou c’était avec ton thème ?

    Comment by Nico — Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 09:19 PM

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