This morning I sit gazing out over rooftops to the mountains. Today is our third morning in Luang Prabang. Our new home is a welcome change from Vientiane. I can see trees, mountains and sky! The rainy season is beginning, bringing with it cleaner air and bluer skies.
The apartment we rented for our first month is comfortable and has the view pictured above. Stunning.
We hoped for quiet. I believed I’d escaped most of the city noise. This morning a wedding party began it’s set-up right outside our front door. It will soon be tents and tables and chairs covering the entire street. I’m in a panic. Why? Because these parties last for days and are accompanied by the loudest possible music.
So, even though we’ve only been here for a few days, we changed our Friday tickets to today and will escape to Bangkok. It may sound extreme, but trust me you would do the same thing. The noise level and length of the Laos wedding is bad enough that the minute I saw them setting up outside the window, I started shaking with adrenaline.
Fight or flight? I choose flight.
Our apartment will wait for our return and I’ll still have my sanity (somewhat) intact.