Monthly Archives: December 2010

Eight Days in Laos….The first Jamaican to…..!

So, please make note of this new bit of international Jamaica-China-Laos foreign-relations trivia. Here it is, again, in case you missed it: On December 8, 2010….. Continue reading

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Eight Days in Laos….Days 4 through 7!

So, by now, I’ve established a daily routine… Up at about 5am to work on the computer until sunrise. At the computer Head out to the market Luang Namtha Morning Market Watch puppies and monkeys playing… “Which way did ‘e … Continue reading

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Eight Days in Laos….Day 3!

These kids’ bicycle chain had come off and gotten wedged between the gear and the wheel. I pulled it free for them while they stared and pointed at me. What? Haven’t you ever seen a Jamaican in Laos before? Continue reading

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Eight Days in Laos…..Day 2

It’s something I had wanted to do in Beijing, Kunming and Jinghong, but just never got around to finding a location. Well, here in Laos I found one.
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Eight Days in Laos….Day 1, continued

Just a few feet south of the entrance to Zuela Guesthouse I pass the entrance to a place called Minority Restaurant. Minority?? I’m offended! I’m appalled!…..I’m hungry.
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Eight Days in Laos–Day 1!

So, here’s the deal. As you may recall, I have a multiple-entry visa for China. That means each time I enter the country, I can stay for up to 90 days. Well, the maximum stay of my first entry to China … Continue reading

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Did you say Wild Elephants?!!!

When I was growing up in New York, I used to watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on television every Sunday. (I’m dating myself, I know). Like many children, I was fascinated by animals. So, these days, while I’m not … Continue reading

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Today I thwarted a pickpocket

NOTE: if you’ve arrived here after using google to search for a specific image or post, use MY search box in the column on the right!–Walt thwart: to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose. (That part of my vocabulary … Continue reading

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