Posts Tagged "travel"

A Trip Through Laos: the Village Weaver Projects

An Akha woman carefully twisting her hair, arraigning it just right under an intricate headdress made of coins, beads and naturally-dyed fabric. A Tai Lue woman carefully stirring fermented indigo leaves to create the perfect shade of blue. Ten Lanten…

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New Year’s Times Three

New Year’s  — a time to start fresh — whether it’s with resolutions or a simple flip of the calendar. In Laos, you have more than one chance to do just that, with multiple New Year’s celebrations throughout the year….

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Around the World Adventure, with stopover at Mekong Villa

Two weeks ago, I pulled into the Ock Pop Tok parking lot to find an enormous green truck parked alongside small mopeds and scooters. What is this? Who does it belong to? How did it even make it down our…

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Learning Batik at the Living Crafts Centre

Today I took my first class offered at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre (LCC). The LCC is set in a beautiful location, one that I was eager to explore and learn about. It is set alongside the peaceful Mekong…

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