LAOS: BEAUTY, DISCOMFORT…AND BARE TRUTH

Try to get to Laos before it’s ruined. LP is like Chiang Mai or Ubud Bali 20+ years ago.

Very sad what we did to these people.

Today we are off to the UXO museum (Unexploded Ordinance), then prosthetics museum. And we are watching the Ken Burns movies on Vietnam (ex Annika). But Vietnam is not simply Vietnam.

Our guide on the two day long boat drive down the Mekong River was very candid, used “what you did to my people”…then switched to “America”

Tough to swallow truth. Off Piste school rolls on. I sense the second semester are the graduate level classes.

How can these people be so sweet to us after what we’ve done here?

We prefer “cultural appreciation” to “cultural appropriation”.

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