Culture

Hard times in Laos: Can you help a little?

2 Aug , 2020  

It’s the time of year when Novice Monks finish school and many leave the temple to become laymen. There are 33 temples in central Luang Prabang and boys between 8 and 20 years commit to monkhood for a few months to 12 years. They are usually from impoverished rural farming families and they bring merit […]

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Culture

The Dammed Nam Khan River

14 Mar , 2019  

I took this photo of Novices washing in the Nam Khan river on the way home today. It’s one of my favourite landscapes and I don’t stop to appreciate it enough. The bamboo bridge is up at the moment as it is dry season. It will come down when the monsoon season arrives in May. […]

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