Photo of the Week – Laos

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Young Monks – Luang PraBang, Laos

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As I walked with the morning alms procession in Luang Prabang and took photos, I eventually came to a temple where the monks were finishing their procession. One of the monks said that it was ok if I came in as it was a good chance for them to practice their English. I respectfully went in and sat below the monks and talked to them about their lives in the temple, the procession of alms in Luang Prabang, their educations, their families – it was a wonderful exchange.  Plus – I was able to capture some moments that most tourists don’t get to see.

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  1. Connie says:

    Laos was on my radar for 2010. I had ever intention of going. I even carried the Laos LP guide with me for a month in anticipation that it was going to be my next destination after Vietnam. It didn’t work out that way but I still have high hopes that I will make it there sooner rather than later. Maybe 2011 will be my year. In any case, Laos just looks and sounds like a beautiful place to spend some time and I’m determined to make it there at some point! Thanks for reminding me!

  2. Donna Hull says:

    The monks look so young! So what did they tell you about their lives? I’d love to hear more.

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