Perched over the Mekong river in Luang Prabang is a bamboo bridge, leading from one side of town to an island.
During the rainy season the bridge does not exist, it is rebuilt when the rains stop.
I sat on the bank for a while and watched novice monks walk single file across the bamboo and children splashing and playing in the waters below.
On the island, up the flight of stairs and directly on your right is a small shop called “Garden of Eden” and they sell the most beautiful handmade jewelry.
Usually, they hold jewellery class workshops but unfortunately and much to my dismay, the teacher was away for the duration I was planning on spending in Luang Prabang.
They have hundred of beautiful little wire rings, macrame necklaces and all sorts of other wonderful designs.
I fell in love with this red necklace and a white stone macrame ring which I couldn’t walk away from!
It’s nice to have some lightweight souvenirs that I will actually love and put to use!