I am not able to use a good image editing program on the road, so I am left with two choices: put up 300-800k images (which would take FOREVER to see on the net), or use the small preview images that the camera creates automatically. I have opted for the latter. The effect for you is fairly low resolution images, but it's better than nothing!
I bought a hoe and hiked up into the hills to see what it is like to work in the fields. My plans were interrupted when a Hmong villager invited me to a cow slaughtering ceremony (the Hmong are an ethnic hilltribe people).
An NGO worker I met invited me to an Akha wedding (the Akha are an ethnic hilltribe people). First alcohol I've had in 15 years...
Just a few pics of my raft and some scenery. No pictures of the rapids; I was too busy trying to keep my raft in one piece. Details of this really bad idea are found in Trip Report #4.
Exploration of one of several limestone caves. I almost didn't put any pictures up as they can't come close to capturing the incredible coolness. Imagine the most awesome limestone caves and formations, and then imagine exploring one of them alone for hours and hours. Killer.
Some temples, the Maung Sing Rocket Festival, and the first Palm Pilot business card beaming ever in Northern Laos.
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