Thanksgiving

I have so much to tell and about ten different posts taking shape in my head (or started in a Word doc somewhere)! Tales of hilarity, hard work, rats, dowries, twins, and danger! Here’s what I can't wait to share with you in the next week or two: The Bottomless Jar of Adventure Only Vs. … Continue reading Thanksgiving

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Is it wrong if…

I can't speak Lao yet? I only eat M&Ms for breakfast? I get anxious every time its mealtime? I spend a lot of time at home reading (work related books)? I'm hyper-paranoid about bugs? I don't feel rushed to make friends? I end up working 6 days a week so I can take language class? … Continue reading Is it wrong if…

Its Like Comparing Passion Fruit with Coconut – Why Living in Laos is Nothing Like China

I never really expected the two countries to be the same, but I had not expected them to be as different as they have turned out so far, either.  This post is not about criticism of either place.  These are just observations I've made, not judgments about which is better or worse. Size matters People … Continue reading Its Like Comparing Passion Fruit with Coconut – Why Living in Laos is Nothing Like China