Feeding Fernweh

Category: Lao PDR


Vitamin C – Lao Style!

Since the last post was about the questionable choice of meat here, I’d like to show you some typical Lao fruits today. Some of them, I have come to love dearly by now, like the fiery red Dragonfruit. It’s best…

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an outdoor treat

On the way back to Vientiane we stopped at a local market where my colleagues bought some treats for dinner: snails, frogs, fresh bamboo and the like. In fact, we had to open the boot every time we stopped for…

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brainy business

I spent the last five days in Thakhek, a rather sleepy little town in the South. Remember how I claimed it was only about 5h away from Vientiane? Well, I was wrong. It took us decent 8h to get there….

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Some quick geography

Just to briefly show you some Lao geography. The country has the shape of a shooting star, don’t you think? Up north, that’s where the big mountains and really remote villages are and where the infrastructure is still pretty bad….

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Nam Ngum Lake

So after a really busy week and lots of progress, I figured I had earned myself a little treat. And since the other girls wanted to participate in a DVV workshop I simply set off on my own. Yes, I’ve…

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CLCs in Lao PDR

Sometimes, I do extra work for the DVV. Like this short interview with Ms. Dokkham last week which got published in the current newsletter (page 4). Next time, I will actually talk to the head of DVV International, one of…

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Buddha Park

Truth be told, there was no magic healing last week. At least none that lasted very long… I got sick again, had to see a doctor again, had to take antibiotics again and hey, I am feeling better (again).The good…

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