On the weekend, we love getting out as a family and getting to know this quaint little town of Luang Prabang. Before returning, I found a Burley bike trailer on craigslist that had never been used, so I bought it and brought it over as one of our check-in bags. I was envisioning being able to get around with the three kids on my own, but that hasn’t really happened here. There are a few too many hills and busy traffic roads for my liking. But, when Ryan comes along, we can use it. You wouldn’t believe the stares we get from some of the locals who have never seen such a thing! I just hope we don’t cause an accident with all the rubberneckers!
The kids love riding in it and taking in the sights. Our favorite spot so far, is down at the end of the peninsula where the Nam Khan River meets the Mekong River. It’s gorgeous and complete with sandy beaches and hand made bamboo bridges.
The girls could play for hours with sticks, rocks, water and sand. There is so much to see and explore, like tadpoles, little fish, and river weed.These are the kinds of experiences I just LOVE giving to my kids. We also found some decent quality bikes and trikes for the girls to ride here at home. They spend hours on them, though it’ll be a long time before I trust them to ride on their own around town. For now, Isla is snug in a baby carrier and usually enjoys a nap on our bike rides.
Do you bike as a family? Where are your favorite places to go?