Even when you are on vacation, you sometimes have to push yourself to do things you’d never do willingly. Like getting up at 5am. Well, traveling can be hard work sometimes, too. But when in Luang Prabang you have to get up early to see the monks’ daily ceremony of receiving alms. I don’t know what was more fascinating, the procession itself or the fact, that it turned out to be a very touristy event – which was kind of irritating.