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

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Khua Din and Talat Sao Markets

The area around Khua Din and adjacent Talat Sao markets is probably the busiest market area around Vientiane. With the city’s main bus terminal situated in between, it is a … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Nap Time at Khua Din Market

Three-year olds transitioning out of a mid-day nap is a tricky thing. They know enough to not want it. Their will is strong enough to resist it even though they … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Travel Theme: Street Markets – Uzbekistan

Many of us get so excited about the weekly themed photo challenge by WordPress at The Daily Post that the intrepid Ailsa at “Where’s my backpack?” decided to start a … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Another Featured Photo on AFAR’s Homepage!

AFAR is featuring another photo of mine on their homepage. It’s the one that I’ve posted on this blog for a photo challenge “Unusual” (see below). This follows another previously … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual – Uzbekistan

When I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan, most of my food shopping was done at outdoor markets. I really came to appreciate the social interaction and feel of … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 32 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast – Uzbekistan

This photo was taken in the fall of 2004, as I walked past these guys everyday on my way to and from work at an Uzbek NGO in the city … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 31 Comments

Do You Mean Eggs or Diarrhea?

Not knowing how to say “tornado” in Lao, I quickly thought of as many words as I could related to tornado and it came out something like this, “wind that … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

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