|You can just make out the market at the end of the street. Note....no streetlights.|
|Embroidery typical of Laos and northern Thailand.|
|Pressed flowers are sandwiched between two sheets of handmade paper to create these enchanting lanterns. They fold flat so you can pack them in your luggage.|
|Just look at those colours--and this was one of many stalls selling silk scarves and shawls.|
There's also a narrow laneway entirely filled with food stalls and, partly because of the food, and largely because of the atmosphere, that's where we ate a number of suppers.
|Making salad from scratch.|
|Backpackers heap their plates high at the noodle and vegetable buffet.|
|My absolutely most favourite thing at the nightly food market were these marinated hunks of pork, sweet, spicy and sticky, grilled over charcoal --and consumed with a plate of steamed vegetables and the inevitable beer.|