Saturday, July 12, 2008

Watching the skies over Pakse





I took all these pictures on Friday. The top picture is along the Xedon River in Pakse. I took it on my morning walk around town.



After an eventful day of meetings, I joined my staff and Lao government staff who work at the hospital for snacks at a raft restaurant on the Mekong River. One of my staff had gotten sick during the week and needed an emergency appendectomy at this hospital, so I toasted the doctor who had done the surgery at 2 am on Thursday. The staff person took the plane back to Vientiane on Friday, so he could be with his family for his recovery. He also brought his appendix, in formaldehyde, back with him; it was an nasty looking appendix - but fortunately, had not ruptured.



We spent part of the evening wondering where the plane in the middle picture was going. I think it's the regular Vientiane to Phnom Penh flight, which takes off around 5:30 pm. And the other part of the evening watching the fisherman heading out for an evening's work on the Mekong.

This is a slightly late contribution to Skywatch Friday, which is hosted by Wiggers World

9 comments:

Lara said...

wonderful sky watch! a great river and a great sky!

Lasse said...

Beautiful sights of a great landscape!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice to see you on Sky Watch again,
3 great pictures for sure...

Tom

Alexander said...

Very beautiful photos of the sky and river. Well done.

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
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AnneKa said...

Hallo from north Norway. Last week I saw all Sky Watch Friday photos and they were all great, and I hope to see them all this week too. I love to travel around the world this way.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sky watch and have a great weekend!

Fugazi said...

The second one is my favorite. Great SW post.

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For The People said...

That is awesome! Have a great week!

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful pictures all of them,but number two is my favorite,it`s gorgeous.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by. It's never too late. Your photos are ALWAYS a treat. Thanks for this glimpse of heaven.