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Online Asian Photo Exhibition at The Camel Saloon

The editor of The Camel Saloon, Russell Streur, after he had seen some photos I submitted along with some of my poetry, came up with this cool idea about having an online photo exhibition of some of the photos I have taken during my travels around Asia. Called the Asian Caravan, it is a collection […]

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Home Sweet Home — Wooden shutters, anyone?

There’s so much about our house in Laos that I like but these shutters definitely rock! I had no idea that Aon was going to have one of the carpenters carve these designs into them. They are a nice touch.

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Home Sweet Home — Just a little more paint and some landscaping

Just a little more paint, some touching up here and there as well as some landscaping and it is home, very sweet home. The color Aon and I decided to go with for the outside was a good choice–it goes well with the rest of the earth tones of the house. Someone remarked on Facebook […]

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Where have I been hiding?

Not really hiding anywhere, but spending more time on my All Things Laotian blog as well as writing flash fiction, working on my novel and sending off poems and stories to various online magazines, as well as writing an article for the Joong Ang Daily. The law of averages dictate that sooner or later one […]

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That Dam: Vientiane’s Imposing and Mysterious Stupa

There’s no need to be in a “stupor” over a nondescript brick “stupa” in central Vientiane—especially when that stupa has an interesting story to tell. Standing guard over the town’s center on Chantha Khoumane Road (opposite the U.S. Embassy) not far from Talat Sao, the imposing and mysterious That Dam (pronounced tawt dahm) is one […]

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Laos National Museum in Vientiane – A Little Short on Artifacts, but not on Scope

You’ve been in Vientiane for a day or two and you’ve already been to That Louang, Patouxai, Wat Sisaket and Wat Pha Kaew—where to next? If it’s too hot for any outdoor sightseeing or the skies have opened up with a torrential downpour and you want to fit in one of Vientiane’s “must-see” attractions instead […]

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The Rock

Can someone please tell me what kind of rock outcrop this is? This rock formation is located north of Thakek on the way to Savannakhet; there are a few other similar formations, but there are no mountain ranges in the immediate area. I was lucky to snap this photo from a the moving bus I […]

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Waiting for the ferry

Waiting for the ferry across the Mekong in southern Laos near Pakse in July 2007. And who’s the little boy in the back wearing the blue shirt? It’s Bia! Check out more photos of Laos and commentary on my upstart and exclusive Laos’ blog All Things Laotian.

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Souvenirs or Kitsch?

Souvenirs or kitsch? You be the judge.

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Vientiane from the air

I’ve got a backlog of photos that I took on my last trip to Laos in December-January that I am still going through and posting here. Not exactly the best aerial shot of Vientiane (on the left) but you get a good idea of how wide the Mekong is in some spots. That sandbar at […]

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