Hit the Brakes, Woman!

What a day today is!

We rented bikes so we could explore the outskirts of Luang Prabang, and as we were doing so well with the biking, Gayla lost her control of the bike, fell in the gutter and was thrown off her bike. As this was happening, I was watching her and wanted to come immediately to her rescue, but stupid me forgot to hit the brakes and rammed onto her bike and fell on the gutter myself. That makes two of us biking fools in the outskirts of Luang Prabang.

We’re both okay, but we did get bruises from the accident. I have a large swollen part on my left leg, and thankfully there was a store just across from where we fell and we ordered ice to serve as cold compress. Thankfully, I brought the guide book with me because had it not for that book, we would not have been able to tell the store-owner that we needed ice.

The swelling is smaller now — neither of us are seriously injured —but I may have to steer clear from strenuous walking for while just so the swelling will heal quickly. Anyway, it was truly an interesting day because just yesterday we had a pleasant day at the Spa, and today a biking accident. How ironic! I feel like going back to that spa, hahaha!

3 Responses to “Hit the Brakes, Woman!

  • good thing that your injuries were minor.

    brought along any of those dab-on
    warm ointments? be careful when riding out there 😀

    hoping for the rest of your vacation incident free.

  • Of all places, learning how to bike in a foreign land hahaha! Why didn’t you learn biking earlier my dear. Lesson: learn how to hit the brake. 🙂 Glad you’re OK. Luv ya!

  • Well, you know what to do… use the R.I.C.E. method of treatment even if you think it is just a minor sprain that you are experiencing.

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