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

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Long Overdue Apologies

I should really be apologizing to my mother for not calling her lately, and to my friends for not organizing get togethers, and to my children for not doing more … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nam Ngum Lake

Another work trip. This time a two hours drive north of Vientiane City to a big reservoir created by the Nam Ngum dam.  Apparently, there’s a prison on one (or … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wat Phu in the Rain

I arrived in Pakse in the southern part of Laos 1/2 day prior to my work activities and the driver asked if I’d like to see Wat Phu during my … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tour Guide Snapshots

Ten days hosting visitors meant playing tour guide for most of that time and while my guests were either wrangling their children or off in a far corner of a … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

What A Clear Day Brings

So this is what healthy feels like! I guess I had resigned myself to a state of feeling bad that it became the standard for normal, but waking up early … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 4 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

Textures at Haw Phra Kaew

Sightseeing with toddlers doesn’t allow for any contemplative time at all when visiting historical sights. As I crane to eavesdrop on the guides lecturing to a tour-group, my eyes are … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

In Front of the Lens @ Haw Phra Keow

Did I mention that my husband is starting to carry around my old S90? I am thrilled about it. Not only because I might actually be in front of the … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

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