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November 30th 2007
Published: November 30th 2007
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Our next station in the Southeast Asian cherry-picking tour brought us directly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in Laos. You think that Laos is remote and that few travelers would spend their dollars in this obscure country? Forget it... it is almost as packed with tourists as every corner of Southeast Asia! There are less tourists than in Thailand and because Laos is landlocked you won't find the... Read Full Entry



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Nalan - Hard work!Nalan - Hard work!
Nalan - Hard work!

Every day villagers pound a small amount of rice to separate the kernel from the hull.
Nalan - Children carrying riceNalan - Children carrying rice
Nalan - Children carrying rice

Children can carry up to 10 kg and women up to 30 kg of rice!!
Nalan Thai - Old woman separating the kernel of the rice from the hullNalan Thai - Old woman separating the kernel of the rice from the hull
Nalan Thai - Old woman separating the kernel of the rice from the hull

BTW, they told us that this woman is 100 years old. She is old and still working but probably not 100 years old.



30th November 2007

WAHOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Il aura fallu que tu sois à l'autre bout du monde pour mettre un casque de vélo (est ce que quelqu'un t'a tordu le bras ?) ... Quoiqu'il en soit je suis EXTREMENT FIERE de toi ! J'espère que tu vas adopter ce réflexe et ce même de retour en Suisse ;-) !

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