WoodLand Travels

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WoodLand Travels
We are a Foreign Service family and I write about my impressions of this strange and new life for us in South Asia. We lived in Belgrade, Serbia prior to this post.
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  • Notes on Laos, IV 2 months ago Thai Airways, waiting for take-offSarah and I were so happy we got to explore Luang Prabang one more day.  We took off on our own for a few hours after settling into our hotel, a room off of a courtyard with a green parrot in a cage and a couple of white poodles.  Walking through some of the...
  • Notes on Laos, III 1 month ago Laos is a country of seven million people.  That is half the size of Dhaka alone.  So for us right now, this resort up in the hills, surrounded by fresh, mountain air, lush garden paths and trees and exotic butterflies, a pool and hundreds and hundreds of varieties of plants and a myriad of...
  • Notes on Laos, II 1 month ago After a bleak, rainy day in unfamiliar terrain, there is nothing like sunshine to lift the spirits and awaken the senses.Hillside LodgeWe woke up to a sun-filled day.  So many different shades of green trees surround our cabin.  I carefully checked my shoes before going outside.  Ben, the French...
  • Notes on Laos, I 2 months ago Sarah in Luang Prabang, LaosWritten on yellow legal pad, copied here:This is our fourth day in the East Asian country of Laos.  Yesterday, the five of us—Billy, Ethan, Gabriel, our friend, Sarah, from England, and I were transported by a four-wheel drive Toyota from the town of Luang Prabang,...
  • Eid on the Street 3 months ago I wanted to see the cows get slaughtered.  This is our fourth year in Dhaka and the school’s October break has always fallen over the Eid holiday, and we’ve taken advantage of that and gone away, the primary reason being that we’d miss seeing all the cattle that line the streets, waiting to...

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  • Top Ten Reasons To Get Posted To Bangladesh Expat Blog Awards 2013 10.  Traffic Jams.  Most expats who move to Dhaka, Bangladesh have a driver.  The traffic jams are so pervasive and wide spread, no matter where you go you will be caught in one.  These provide wonderful reading opportunities.  Depending on the...

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Faria Chaudhuri
15:42 PM September 11, 2014

I loved this blog. It's funny, insightful, thought-provoking and at the same time has an undertone of affection, or at least, some sense of a positive approach, towards a country so often misunderstood by outsiders. Well done.

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