Crazy clouds 2 June 08. We were returning to Vientiane under a very active sky - it looked like a science fiction movie.
Craters on the Plane of Jars - a sad legacy from the Secret War in Laos.
Ceramic wood-fired mortars that I saw on the back of a tok-tok. This size is good for making Tam mak-heung, papaya salad made with pa daek (fermented fish sauce), tomatoes, lemon juice, and lots of chile peppers.
Cat under a farmhouse, protecting the freshly harvested garlic. Not quite sure who he's protecting it from - mice or humans. I love garlic.
Carousel ride at a fair by the Mekong waterfront.