Our hotel assisted us with preparing rice and eggs for the Alms Giving on the main road. We set up 'camp' diagonally opposite Le Banneton Cafe and awaited the procession of saffron-robed monks to pass by. Normally we do this on a much smaller scale in Thailand, which makes you feel more connected to the occasion and the spirituality behind it. In Luang Prabang it is almost like a conveyor belt of monks going past so one feels a little hurried to ensure everyone (or as many as possible) receive. But when you realise and appreciate the gifts you have in life this really does not matter. The act of giving is the most important thing. But as the sign outside the temple says - only give willingly for there is no meaning otherwise.