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Monk crossing the bamboo bridge  

Monk crossing the bamboo bridge

Luang Prabang, Laos

May 26th 2014
What to do when it gets too hot to stay home? Head further inland of course! OK, maybe this wasn't the smartest time to go but Matt and I were both determined to visit Laos whose people, we'd been told over and over, were absolutely lovely. We only had a short amount of time so oscillated between Vietiane and Luang Prabang until friends from Montréal told us that for them, Luang Prabang was the t ... read more
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Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
2nd June 2014

Love your sensitivity and preparation
I love your respect for the culture and traditions and preparations in participating in the food offering. I'm in South America, where indigenous people generally dislike being photographed unless they're in a public procession, but where I see tourists photographing them anyway. It's great the way you enjoyed and respected the culture. I also loved your story of the man tenderly washing his dog. Great photos and blog--thanks.

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