Friday, February 24, 2012

Night Market

The night market in Luang Prabang

We took advantage of my parents' offer to take a few things home for us and bought our first souvenirs at the Luang Prabang night market.   I hope they don't end up regretting that offer!

The Lao people are so kind I hated to barter for anything.  The first night I was looking at a painting I liked, but planned to buy later in the week.  I made the mistake of asking for the price and then starting to walk away.  The owner started calling lower and lower prices after me until she named a price so low that I felt like I had to buy.  I guess I was bartering without even knowing it -- I have a lot to learn about Asian markets!


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