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

Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Surprise Birthday Baci Ceremony

I really wanted to incorporate a local Lao tradition into our birthday celebrations this year and decided to organize a surprise Lao baci ceremony for G with his colleagues. Since … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Most Precious Thing Of All

Celebrating four of our birthdays within three days is pretty special. It already amazes me immensely that we’ve all come together into this life with one another, then add to … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 9 Comments

The Sober Side of Vang Vieng

At the risk of sounding old and not very hip: NO, I did not get drunk tubing down the Nam Sang River or rave all night long at the river-front … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 13 Comments

On the Road to Vang Vieng

We are in the midst of a whirlwind of travel and birthday extravaganza for all four of us (three consecutive days of this week) and I’m again pressed for time … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

End of Buddhist Lent and Loi Krathong in Luang Prabang – Part III

After seeing this photo that my husband took on our first night in Luang Prabang when he went out to explore the night market, I was excited to go back … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

End of Buddhist Lent and Loi Krathong in Luang Prabang – Part II

The need to finish up my posts about our recent trip to Luang Prabang is a poor disguise for a severe case of procrastination disorder but some priorities need to … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

End of Buddhist Lent and Loi Krathong in Luang Prabang – Part I

The day of the 11th full moon marks the end of the Buddhist lent three month retreat and is a highly celebrated occasion in Laos. This year it fell on … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 13 Comments

Good Busy

Where have we been, you ask? Over two weeks and no posts. Barely a peep on facebook neither. Wow. Well…for those of you who thought we might have succumbed to … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 7 Comments

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