Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fish drying

Blue sky, blue hills. blue water and blue plastic netting. Racks of drying fish at Ban Tha Heua by the Nam Ngum reservoir.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A Pink Elephant for Tuesday

On my bike rides downstream along the Mekong there are many temples.  I love this one with the bright pink elephant at the gateway. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Sunday Picnic after the Rain

After the rain its time for a picnic.  Several Laos families were enjoying the water at Tad Moon.  Normally when I ride around this area the creeks are dry, but today they were flowing with full force.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Elephants, North Korea, Theatre and Life in Laos

Petcha Kutcha events have been a highlight of my limited social life in Vientiane.  At the event last week there were presentations from ex-pats and locals around the theme "My Place", with stories of the elephant caravan, a women's community place in Vientiane, the travelling film festival, running a marathon in North Korea and more.
I found it very powerful to listen to Mai, who works at VIS as an IA in Grade 4 spoke about being one of 10 children in a poor family in Laos, with a father removed to the re-education camps after the American and civil war and the importance of education in her life.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Kool Fever

Kool Fever - popular in the pharmacy.  Cooling pads for the forehead that apparently reduce fever.