After crossing the border from Yunnan, China, I arrived in Laos, a country whose poverty is far less apparent than its peoples’ simple purity. I settled myself by the Nam Ou River, seeing a new day unfolding in peace, drinking lao-lao with locals and playing with the kids in the river. After fifteen days’ wandering I believe that if happiness can be learned, Laos must be one of the best places to study. Here are a few sketches from my notebook.
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journal

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A view I sketched from my balcony.

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A Chinese hostel on the main street of Muang Sing.

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Mother and daughter selling vegetables in the market.

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A mother just finished shopping in the market, getting ready to start the motorbike, with her baby at front. A common scene in Laos.

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An Akha woman seller.

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Mother and son.

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Akha women.

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On the road cycling from Muang Sing to the Chinese Border.

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Tuk-tuk taxi in SE Asia.