On my last night in Luang Prabang, Laos, I did something that I have never done before and that was to have dinner at sunset by myself. I treated myself to my favorite food, which is no other than Tam Maak Hoong (ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ) aka Lao Green Papaya Salad. I was not sure what to eat it with and the cook at the restaurant suggested that I should have Fried Soured Pork Sausage (Som Moo) to go with my Tam Maak Hoong.
While waiting for my dinner, I enjoyed a glass of Lao Iced Coffee and watch boats and people passing by on the Mekong River. It was just nice to sit there and think about things that I didn’t do while spending two weeks in Luang Prabang. I didn’t go to the waterfalls or the caves. I just took it easy and walked around town everyday chatting with the local people and hanging out with my relatives. It was a vacation so that’s what I did, nothing but to not make plan and just went with the flow.
The next time I am in Laos, I will save a day for just myself again, to sit and watch the sunset alone while enjoying my dinner with no one to talk to but just my own thoughts and a big smile on my face. Hopefully, the other tourists won’t think I’m a crazy person. 🙂