How Lao, Brown Cow

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How Lao, Brown Cow
Leslie Engle is currently an expat living in Luang Prabang, Laos
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  • for doing what she did and getting free 3 years ago If I had a legitimate excuse for my prolonged hiatus from this blog, it would be these two women: Lanoy (basketball star/surrogate Lao sister/PoP MVP) and Phet (architect/duck blood soup lover/PoP Rookie of the Year). For the last month I’ve spent hours on end with these two ever-inspiring,...
  • may your feet always be swift. 3 years ago With our friend from the states visiting, we undertook a (what we didn’t know would be so) major project to build soccer goals for the talented and fierce kids of rural Bo He village. The men folk, B and friend, put in laborious days of metalworking in the heavy Lao humidity. Our Lao friends...
  • ah, but i may as well try. 3 years ago I knew I shouldn’t. I knew it wouldn’t work out. I tried to take the quickest route to semi-success; I flipped the teacher the finger and dove right in. And I drowned. My Lao is shit. I order fried forest instead of fried fish. I tell village elders I have too much pubic hair when [...]
  • riders were approaching, the wind began to howl. 3 years ago My boy’s got a brand new toy. (Well, newish.) Here, in the land where fantastical dreams become our ridiculous realities, B is outside in the thick midday heat, tearing apart his new bike. Fenders are flying, girlfriends are stressing over tetanus, sweat is pouring, and B is loving it. Second...
  • dont feel bad, it's the best food I ever had. 3 years ago Major former-vegetarian confession coming: Grilled duck is fucking delicious. It’s succulent, tender and juicy as hell. A brief history of my foodieism: My life-long vegetarianism started as a general dislike of meat. As a kid I pushed the pot roast around my plate, horrified by the smallest...

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Susan
01:33 AM December 06, 2012

Enjoyed your blog! Lived in Java and Beijing for several years but have been at home on the farm in here in Costa Rica for the past 6 years. But Asia still calls. Thinking of renting out my place here for a year and putting in little roots in Luang P. for some months. Never been there but think it would fir w/ me.

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