Chocolate Banana Pancakes in Luang Prabang

If you’re just beginning to read…this was a trip I took through GAP Adventures in 2009 with six people from Canada, US, Germany, and the UK, to Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

We spent the night in Pakbeng, on our way to Luang Prabang in Laos, en route from Chiang Mai via Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong.  I just had to say that!  I was capturing images of the sunrise at the river’s edge and was pleased to see this fisherman beginning his day.


We went as a group that morning to buy 70 notebooks and pens, 8 dozen eggs, and a variety of other things from the local market to give to another group of villagers (I believe more Hmong) that live on the Mekong River.  Notice the supplies lying on the ground next to the guy in the red coat, who was our Tour Guide while we were traveling through Laos.


We delivered the school supplies to the children!  I could just put that little girl in my suitcase and bring her home…she’s soooo cute!


On our way to the quaint town of Luang Prabang, we stopped at a spiritual cave called “Pak Ou Caves“.


Luang Prabang was everyone’s favorite town…with lots of shopping, good food, nice markets and friendly people.


This seemed very odd…a line of clothes and hunks of meat.


Chocolate Banana Pancakes were on every menu…


One of the women on the trip and I rented a bicycle and explored the town.  It’s a great way to see more!  I also had another massage by a young girl that had very strong hands.


Life is good!!

33 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Pancakes in Luang Prabang

  1. Wow, this looks like an amazing trip. I love the views that you’ve captured, and the umbrella shot is so much fun! Someday….Laos!



  2. The meat in front of the clothes… looks like Lady Gaga stole the idea from this vendor 😀
    I really enjoy(ed) reading your worldview. So many of the world’s difficulties could be solved or drastically reduced through such views. “Collect Experiences…Not Things” sums it up very well.

    Thanks for taking a moment to look at my WordPress. I’ve been on the regularly active on the internet for nearly 20 years and blogging seems to release that creative spark in me that isn’t matched in any other way. And I’ve only been blogging for such a short time!

    Warmest Regards,


  3. Hi,
    Wow what a breakfast, that is something I will have to try. 🙂
    I had to smile at the meat hanging in front of the cloths, that is priceless, and I agree the little girl is very cute. 😀


  4. Chocolate, Banana pancakes sound delightful. You know, I was thinking as I was reading through your post, how wonderful it would be if the people of this World were allowed to live in peace and simply help each other without our (any) Government’s interference. It seems all of the conflicts this world faces are because of power grabs and greed. Left alone, I think the people would look out for each other. You are proof of that statement. Blessings to you for you kindness to others. 🙂


    • Thank you so much for your kindness! I would love to think that the world’s problems could be solved in such a simple fashion…but I’m not sure they could. But if each of us endeavors to be the best we can be, then we are on the path!


      • It certainly looks like you are doing your part. I wish more would follow your lead, both with people and with the critters that share our Earth, water, and sky. I know, I am a dreamer.


  5. I had my first banana and chocolate crepe this morning in Bangkok, loved it !, cannot wait to try pancakes. I have Laos on my list for late April and am really looking forward to it.

    Cambodia tomorrow !


  6. Hi Sherry!! Luang Prabang is probably my favorite town in the world!! I loved Laos, loved the caves, loved the river, loved the massages, loved the silks, loved the shopping, loved the FOOD, loved the people and LOVED the monks who “beg” for food every morning while the townspeople come out and sit on mats, filling the monks’ brass urns with rice, treats and everything they’ll eat all day. Beautiful place!!! So happy to read your post & see your photos!!!


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