|I met Mone on my first day in Luang Prabang at Ock Pop Tock where she works. She is quick to joke and is a fierce competitor.|
|I met Suly at Big Brother Mouse where I volunteered most evenings. She just started university and guitar lessons, and is a voracious learner.|
|Lia works at Ock Pop Tock with Mone and I also met him on my first day in LPB. His has the best smile in all of LPB and is one of the kindest souls I know.|
|This woman weaves scarves on her porch during the day and sells them at the night market in the evening. It takes her about 2 days to weave a scarf.|
|This man lives in one of the small villages across the Mekong from LPB. He is 80 and weaves bamboo baskets that he sells for less than $2.|
I hope to return to Laos in the next couple months to explore Xieng Khouang Province in the northeast and the Bolaven Plateau in the south.