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... temple, we had to buy a selection of food which we put into each of the monks bowls as they walk past. When the monk has enough food then they close their lid, the monk will donate any of the food that they don't want to people in need. Another Buddhist tradition which a lot of other religions could do with following. After that I went back to bed for the rest of the morning, did go into town at 2ish to get a drink and try and sort my stomach issues out. ...
... We have it so easy back home... The teaching was also an eye-opening experience. Taking two weeks out of my travelling schedule to teach my native language to Lao schoolchildren is of no inconvenience to me and is good fun... But to those children... It's a HUGE deal. They have the opportunity for contact with 'falangs' (foreigners) and to learn English from a native-speaker. The excited giggles and stares when I entered the room and the jumps for joy when I sang the ...
... or watching daily Lao life pass by on the river. We hired scooters for the day and headed out to Kuang Si waterfall, 30km from the city. About 10km into the trip whilst coming off of a rickety old bridge, our scooter suddenly started making a horrendous noise. Mechanics and me do not belong together and usually when my car starts to make a noise, I just turn the stereo up. With no stereo in sight, I decided we should push on with the rattling noise deafening as we passed ...
... reading his new book (hahah by mistake he bought the last book in a Thomas Clancy book series; he's enjoying it still though).
Around 4:30pm, we set out on the evenings festivities. I was interested in seeing the show the Royal Ballet put on here in Laos. The theatre was completely empty but 100,000kip ($12) got us a seat at the back of the theatre.
Just before the show, we sat outside the theatre on the royal palace grounds eating the most filled 1$ ...
... Laos) also stands for PLEASE DON’T RUSH. As AG
philosophically remarks this is a place
to let time pass rather than chase it. We have been doing that intensively for
weeks and it is strange to suddenly be able to stand still… We are not sure how
we manage to pass two long days with minimal sightseeing activity but we do and
it is delightful.
*Day one, Wednesday 17 September 2014 - once the heavy rain subsides we take a