I travel a lot by plane to Xieng Khouang. So these two pictures illustrate 'airborne':
When the wheels descend, that means that we're getting close to landing.
View of rice fields, Sept 2008:
I'm always amazed by the way Lao people drive. When I see accidents like this, I wonder how they managed to collide. Did the driver of the truck turn in front of the motorcyclist? And if so, how did the back of the motorcycle end up stuck on the back fender of the truck? No one seemed to be seriously injured - I saw a group of people at the street corner, one of them with his motorcycle helmet under his arm, arguing and making big arm motions. I hoped the police got there on time.
This was taken behind a Chinese shopping center. Both Lao kids and the children of Chinese vendors in the shopping center seem to have a good time.
This Round #4 of ABC Wednesday. This round I intend to get all the way through to Z. I think I stopped around H last time around.