Happy New Year!

It’s the first day of official New Year’s celebrations in Louang Prabang, though the party started a few days ago. Stayed two nights at the nicest hotel I’ve ever been too, it was almost too tempting to stay in instead of seeing the sights.
Have been completely soaked and smeared with black powder by people in the street; I think it’s going to get more beery and lairy tomorrow. Today is the last day of the old year, tomorrow doesn’t really exist and the next day is the first day of the new year. I’ve only been away for a few days and I’ve already lost track of time.
Might go to the waterfalls tomorrow morning, then hopefully we’ll catch the procession down to the river to wash the buddha and visit some wats in the afternoon.
It’s been quite cloudy, today is really muggy so it’s almost a relief to get soaked.