Photo du Jour: Sunset Over the Mekong – Luang Prabang, Laos

‘Twas a lovely manner in which to be greeted in our newest home away from home city: a tangerine-colored sun swiftly slipping behind the mountains, slow boats gracefully coasting along the Mekong, and merchants carrying hundreds of baskets of oranges from the boats to trucks waiting on the quay.

Ah, lovely Luang Prabang!

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and a co-founder of Eloquence. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta, as well as Heidelberg, Germany. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Though they are currently nomadic, they look forward to establishing a European home someday. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

6 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Sunset Over the Mekong – Luang Prabang, Laos

    1. Made only more perfect by the sound of the water and the aroma of the fresh oranges being carried past us!

      Our internet connection speed doesn’t really allow for much photo viewing, so I’ve only seen bits and pieces of your posts. Were you and your family just in Africa and have you recently returned? I saw the posting text about the hungry snowbirds now too… :)

    1. Sonali – thank you. Based on one of your recent post titles (I’m lacking visual imagery since the internet connection is soo slow here) I think you’re in India now. If so, which part? My husband and I will be heading to the south next month. Any recommendations for must-see spots?

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