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... Today was better because we left earlier and didn't walk as far. We walked out of the town in the other direction, past rice paddies, a big cement factory, a row of provincial government offices, more shops and houses, some of them surrounded by flood water, to a temple about 5km away. It is, the leaflets say, one of the most important temples in Laos, but apart from a few monks, there wasn't much activity there. We sat in the shade of a ...
... the bus..
15/5...up by 7 due to our early night. Packed and went to look for breakfast which we didn't gave much luck. Off to the bus station to head down to Pakse. Well here we had a 45 minute wait till our bus went. This wasn't quite the same experience, this guy made lots of stops but not for weeing..only one, which b jumped for, I reduced my liquid intake. And I hoped the chickens ...
... and whizzed off to try the best fried ice-cream in town.
The expat community is a diverse bunch of people, who by some strange fate have met in the sleepy town of Savannakhet. The group is constantly changing, with new people arriving, and old friends leaving. Today, our South African friends were hosting a braai (South African barbeque), and guests were asked to bring dishes from their home country. The group consisted of 2 South Africans, 1 German, ...
... and then loaded back on the bus after a few hours of not knowing what is going on. We set off again.. Now on a journey that should have been 6 hours is going on about 12 hours as I am finally being dropped off in the middle of nowhere and they making a point that this is my destination.. There is no way this is the destination.
I end up needing to hitchhike in a van full of teenage Laotians to get to the right ...
... belonging to Mr Nay, Mr Ha and Mr Silae.
The reason for our visits is for Len to see what work has been done on the project, and what results are starting to emerge. I visited these farms 2 months ago, and they all look very different now. Compared to the dry, bare paddocks I first saw, the fields are now verdant green rice paddies, and lush vegetable gardens.
The direct seeding crops are proving to be a great success. The uniform rows are much easier to ...
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