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... few months, and still have not made it to half the eateries on offer. With full bellies, we headed out to ITEC, an indoor market place what opens every few weeks. Busy with people buying kitchenwares, clothes, trinkets and donuts, we wandered around the stalls. The Lao women love hair pieces- decorating their jet-black hair with diamonds, pearls, and brightly coloured scrunchies- so we decided to get a few ourselves. After some retail therapy, I jumped back on the Mysee’s scooter ...
... change, and community education- and I spent the subsequent days researching these ideas, working out what information was already available, and the logistics of gathering data in these areas.
I met Prof Len Wade and Viengsavanh, the deputy director of the National Agricultural and Forestry Institute (NAFRI), and my colleague Petsamon at the PAFO office. Today we travelled some increasingly familiar roads- visiting three farms in the Savannakhet and ...
... and it ties in nicely with the “knowledge sharing and skills development” objectives of the project. The website will enable the teams involved to display current information, photos and videos of their work, thereby keeping all project partners up-to-date with developments and encourage collaboration and innovation.
I will be teaching the boys in my office how to build the website, to give them a few web-development skills up their sleeves, and also ...
... very long time to cover. Poor roads and unreliable vehicles make travel slow.
I popped down to the market and bought some new material for another sinh (skirt). I quickly picked one and left, as more beautiful materials were pulled out to entice me to buy extra- however I showed restraint and left with one! I found a great tailor two doors down from my house, who only charged 30,000 kip ($5) to make the skirt.
With my visa returned I was now able ...
... enjoying the local brew, again due to the medication I was on this pleasure was denied us and we have frustratingly had to stay dry.
So Laos major selling points have been out of reach to us, (well to me but Sharon has stayed dry with me) due to bad luck. Now the things we didn't like, the country is famous for its laid back attitude and friendly people, this unfortunately translates in our opinion on people that don't seem bothered in trying to sell ...