Wanderlustress

Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Lao Rosewood

The beauty of tropical hardwoods is difficult to resist even though they are over harvested in many areas throughout Southeast Asia. Purchase should be avoided unless the mahogany, rosewood, or … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Greetings from Vientiane!

After a year and a half of anticipation, we’ve arrived in Vientiane, Laos. Still a bit jet-lagged and disoriented, transitioning to life in a new country with two toddlers has … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

Africa Journal – Swakopmund & Etosha – Namibia

You know how when you are about to travel and you read about all the illnesses you hope to never catch and you go to the doctor and get vaccinated … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 11 Comments

Home is…

It’s no surprise that a return to our home in Denver prior to moving to Laos for 2 years would stir up some deep emotions and thoughts about that place … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming – USA

I know nothing about long exposures, the technique for this week’s theme, but I do know about dreaming and the two little dreams that came true… To add your own … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 22 Comments

Africa Journal – Botswana

My thoughts should be focused on our upcoming adventures in Laos and future travel in Asia, but I just dug out my Africa journals from my solo-travel back in 2002 … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 15 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement – USA

These days during our family vacation before heading to Laos we are reconnecting with home, family and friends in Colorado. The kids, having been in full-time daycare for the past … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 15 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moments – USA

When on vacation with two toddlers, there are many fleeting moments in our day – the business of their kinetic energy doesn’t really allow much time for capturing thoughtfully composed … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

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