Scenes from a very special night here in Vientiane — the final day of Boun That Luang (Festival of the Grand Stupa).
We spent the last lazy Sunday of our time in Luang Prabang doing something we don’t often get to do in Vientiane: Stroll around at a leisurely place and relax. I camped out at Le Banneton cafe for a few […]
Lori and I awoke, not to the usual blast of sunshine shooting through the white curtains in our room, but to darkness punctuated by the sound of water rushing off the terra-cotta tiles of our gutterless roof. I peaked outside at […]
We’ve been enjoying seeing all of the photos of fall colors from friends and family back in the U.S., and feeling far removed from it. In Vientiane, it continues to be the usual hot and muggy, and to be honest, we […]
This November 8th, I will have been out of the U.S. four out of the last five general elections (and a couple mid-terms). Every time I’ve faithfully completed my request for an absentee ballot well in advance of November, and do you know […]
Life has been a bit of a whirlwind for us the past few months. In mid-September, we finalized packing, said goodbye to family and friends and flew to Belgium for four days. We landed in Vientiane on a Thursday morning, […]
Happy Four Months, Noe! The Mister seems to be growing by the day, learning all sorts of new things and finding new ways to make mommy and daddy smile (and also new and creative ways to push our buttons). It’s crazy to think […]
Noe and I are in Chiang Mai (Thailand) this weekend accompanying Lori on a work trip. It’s an interesting weekend to be in Chiang Mai, with celebratory Ok Phansa, marking the end of three months of Buddhist Lent, falling in the midst of the […]