Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017
Champa Land had a series of fish ponds encompassed by these small bamboo salas. Frangipanis surrounded each of the salas. Laos families were eating and drinking and enjoying a Saturday outing in the salas and feeding the fish.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Saturday, 27 May 2017
The fried chicken is actually quite tasty! Not sure if there are 11 herbs and spices as KFC used to advertise, regardless the service is friendly and quick and they will fill your plastic container with fried chicken to take away - looking at the crazy falang and wondering why she brings her own container and doesn't want to use their styrofoam!
Kuvieng or Khouvieng, is a major road near school, lined with trees and the restaurant has tables under the shade of the trees - yet to be franchised.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Every morning on my commute there is something that makes you look twice. This morning I followed a scooter loaded with bags of fish. The scene is typical of the crush of bikes stopped at the the lights any time during the morning rush. The street sweeper on the side of the road and the motorbikes on the edge of the road are normal.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
The wet season has arrived. I made it back to the apartment this afternoon, slightly damp, but just in time to avoid a huge downpour and storm. Thunder, lightning and wind. The trees out the back were swaying and branches were down in the neighbours yard.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
I liked this lady crossing the road after being to the shop with a tea towel on her head to protect from the heat and sun. Notice the pop up pool in the background. It has remained in front of the shop since the Pii Mai celebrations in mid April. Pools popped up everywhere and have stayed up in lots of places. Now kids swim and play in them, but over Pii Mai they swam, played and threw water at every passer by.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
At our local bar, Cafe Fiore, (aka as Dennis's until Dennis left for an unknown destination), to celebrate colleagues' birthdays. Katja, German mother tongue teacher in the elementary school,shows the "glass" of wine. I don't think the staff have completed their RSA. Also notice the slight condensation on the wine glass - that's because all wine, even the red is kept in the refrigerator.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Talat Sao, the main market in Vientiane is split into two distinct sections. The new (well probably 15 yrs old) air conditioned shopping mall has bright lights and stalls with electronics, clothing and jewellry. The original Morning market is a labyrinth of narrow aisles with more clothing - especially cheap T shirts, but also crafts and silk. The older buildings are hidden within the modern structure, but I think they look much better.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
The village near the Sanctuary Resort where I went for the weekend is called Theaheua. However, foreigners call it the "Dried Fish Village" as there are many road side stalls selling dried fish. It is very wiffy! Even though it is the dry season, the fishermen were preparing their boats and nets.
Monday, 8 May 2017
After the storm. The past weekend was spent at a "resort" about 3 hours from Vientiane on the Nam Ngum reservoir. It was a girls trip with some work colleagues. Great fun! The water level was very low as it's the dry season, but I still was able to go for a kayak through the islands and coves. Need to go back after the rainy season.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Home appliances I think. I have never been into the "Kangaroo showroom", but as I go past on Dongpalane, one of the major shopping strips, I think can see home appliances etc. Not sure of the Kangaroo connection, but it might be a chain as I saw a similar shop in Hanoi.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Fancy a tortoise or would you prefer squid? Options in the wet market at Cho Hom in Hanoi on Saturday.
As it is the beginning of the month, this photo fits in with "Let's Eat" the theme for the City Daily Photo community for May.