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... blessings. Then we went to feed the monkeys! Drive had to drive across a shallow river, and up a sand bank which every other vehicle was struggling with but our driver smashed it! We fed the wild but very friendly rhesus macaque monkeys a whole basket of bananas. We then had our second Laos Homestay. We walked around the village, and saw so many animals! Dinner was cooked by La, his very own LFC Laos fried ...
A quick trip to the minimart for milk can always turn into a unique Lao experience.
On picking the supplies I needed, an old monk, who had been quietly sitting at a table against the wall eating his lunch turned to me and asked how my day was going. He then proceeded to tell me about his travels, his work, and his passions in life. For half an hour I learnt that he had traveled from Vientiane to Savannakhet to donate reading materials to one of the local temples. ...
On Saturday I was back in the kitchen baking. This time a white chocolate mud cake. Mysee had invited me over to dinner- an Indian banquet- on the condition that I bring dessert. Sounded like a fair trade to me!
It was a fun night, with Keiko a Japanese teacher joining us, and Alex a French teacher from Vietnam (on her visa run). Mike joined us for a game of Pictionary and coconut shakes after dinner.
I have continued working on Climate ...
25.01.15 - 28.01.15
I love that a legitimate answer to any question/issue/concern here is "well, this is Laos".
“Why has my food taken two hours to come out?” …. “Well, this is Laos”
“Why is no one at work?” … “Well, this is Laos”
“That building has been under construction for years now” …. “Well, this is Laos”
1.01.15 – 4.01.15
I saw in the new year a quietly, with bike riding along the Mekong, language training and productively working on my literature review for the crop-livestock project I'm working on.
Buzzing around the streets of Savannakhet, sitting sidesaddle on the back of a moped. Koi bpen kon Lao (I am a Lao person). My visa expires next week, and as the next fortnight I will be travelling the countryside, I won’t have ...