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It Happened in Laos…

4,000 islands is not really what we expected.  There are no beaches here, but even the big island, Don Khong (not to be confused with Don Khon, a smaller island), is sleepy.  Things here move a lot slower–even for Laos.

We found a clean and pleasant guesthouse for $8.  It’s nice and clean, but a bit weird because our room is right next to the open family room, where one of the family members (which we and other travelers staying here speculate is the grandpa) permanently resides in the room. He is always found in a horizontal position, whether he’s watching TV, being served breakfast/lunch/dinner, being massaged, etc.  Diesel suspects he is dying before our eyes.  Morbid, I know, but mostly, very very strange…

Anyhow, yesterday we went to get breakfast and decided on a spot right by the river.  We started ordering.

D:  Can we get orange juice?

Waitress:  Sorry, no orange juice.

D:  Can we get bread and egg?

W:  Sorry, no bread.

D:  Well, you DO have yogurt, right?  (yogurt was the main reason we had come to that place.

W:  Yeah, we have yogurt.

5 min later…

Me (looking at my fruit plate, no yogurt in sight):  Where’s the yogurt.

W:  Sorry, no yogurt.


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