This Lao Government sign near our hotel got us thinking. Would they consider two for the price of one ? Amazingly, they even appear to offer a service to those undergoing gender transition. More strength to them.Read More A Singular Offering in Luang Prabang
A much loved Civet has gone missing ! Please check your gardens, your sheds and under your beds. $100 reward has been offered, that’s a bucket load of Kip ! (860,000 to be precise). So we searched, not for the money you understand but for the small child crying themselves to sleep at night without […]Read More Have You Seen This Civet ?
Hypochondriacal inclinations are, (like everything else in SE Asia), magnified. As I write this on the banks of the Nam Khan River, huge blue and gold butterfly’s flap past, enormous, dappled, layered, cloud covered mountain ranges loom, elephants trumpet (seriously, there are several sanctuaries within […]Read More Hypochondria ? Can you catch it ?
The very notion that the Buddhist philosophy includes a Hell of eternal suffering, hideous torments and gruelling damnation surprises many of we Westerners, who tend to have a sort of fluffy bunny chocolate box idea of the religion. Well, bake your bunny in a pie and throw the chocolate box in the fire folks because […]Read More Buddhist Hell in Luang Prabang
Hair, hair everywhere. Time for a little trim. Wandered the streets and came across a Barberbear. He was cutting this chap’s hair when we went past, and was still at it when we returned some time later. ” Hello “. I thought, “this is a meticulous fellow”. Little did I know just how meticulous. We […]Read More A Close Shave in Luang Prabang
The Mekong River bends like a double jointed elbow around the peninsula on which sits the enchanted city of Luang Prabang. Now, quite near the point of the elbow, nestled among the gilt Wats, the peeling Godowns and shuttered shops, the charabancs and bicycles, bamboos and water reeds, the chai stalls and sickly sweet sugar […]Read More CHANG – A Drama of the Wilderness