People I've Met


On the bus ride from Luang Prabang, through mountainous territory the whole way, our minivan pulled over to the side of the road for a piss stop

Kids were breaking for lunch from their school, and wandered down the road toward us




They hung around, curious



And just up this trail these three kids were watching us

I came to photograph them, and they backed away, laughing

Every time I tried to approach them, they ran, then returned

Notice the girl in the pink dress and the boy in yellow shirt



But when enough kids had gathered round, those three joined the crowd

See her at the back, him in the middle?



Then something wonderful happened

They all started singing

See that girl clapping?

They were all singing and clapping enthusiastically

Wish I had a video of 'em




Gawd, I love photographing kids!




Meet Simone, an elegant Laotian




How's this for a face?



Joke (yo-keh) and Eva, Belgian fellow travelers I saw in 3 cities in Cambodia, 2 in Laos, and shared many meals with



Jenny and Nils, Swedish fellow travelers, with whom I shared meals in Pakse, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Hanoi



Three women in Pakse




Dak and Ket







Two Chinese women, staying at my guest house in Luang Prabang



I guess catechism class must have just let out



the lady likes saffron, too



I tried to explain that they needed seat belts, but, you know, the language barrier and all...



A slightly wilder version of a monk



Not sure what his message was


While on a tour of UXOs in Phonsavar I found this old fart from the USA, trying to start this old Russian tank

But the battery was dead (on the tank, that is)


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