Luang Prabang is a pretty magical place. Not only is it the spiritual center of Laos, but also an amazing artist and craftsmen hub set in a gorgeous landscape. At first look, I was struck by the nature surrounding Luang Prabang with beautiful hills hugging the valley, lush flora and fauna, and the most vibrant cascading waterfalls I have ever seen. The opportunity to experience the nature surrounding Luang Prabang is endless. As a knitter and weaver, I also fell in love with the art community in town. Many women weave beautiful fabric for clothing and accessories that they then sell at the bustling night market in town. The markets in Luang Prabang tend to offer more authentic handmade items than other markets throughout Southeast Asia. The nature, art, and wonderfully warm people that make up Luang Prabang create the vibrant atmosphere I have come to love so much.