A tuk-tuk ride, lunch by the river watching over an elephant, and a boat ride finds us in Pak Ou cave just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Like many caves in the area, it is a shrine to Buddha…in fact, this one contains thousands of tiny Buddhas that people leave as part of their visit.
A journey here can also tell of your future. Take a marked stick, match it to a paper slip from the box and hope that it is good fortune coming your way and not a bad omen. Regrettably, I didn’t have mine translated and so will just have to wait for it all to play out.
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