Saturday, 21 October 2017

Buddhist Books

Books on Buddhism.  If you can read Laos and want to learn about Buddha, then the book stall at Talat Sao is the place to go.

Friday, 20 October 2017

I think I ate Bambi

This restaurant is near school and I go pass it often.  There is always an animal in the drum oven, usually a pig, and the picture above shows a roasting pig.
I decided to stop last night and asked for some meat. I pointed and said "moo" which although the sound a cow makes is the word for pork in Laos.  The lady shook her head and said something.
This morning I asked my students what the word was and they said deer.  EEEEKKK I think I ate Bambi!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mungilli Claypans IX

Finally the clay in the claypan.
Yes it really did look like chocolate and when I prised a chunk loose it's profile  was like caramel chocolate slice.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday Monks and Lanterns

A monk up a ladder, hanging a star shaped lantern at  a temple in Luang Prabang for the Boun Awk Phansa festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Supplies for a Good Buddhist

A good Buddhist can stock up on all necessary supplies, candles, wrist strings, flags, plates etc at many of the colourful and intriguing Buddhist supply shops in Talat Sao market.