Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Despite my desire to take a rest from traveling, I left Vientiane once again and headed to Kuching, Malaysia on Saturday morning.

Apparently, the airport in Vientiane had not removed the patriotic bunting for the Secretary of State's visit earlier in the month.

I was surprised by the neat rows of palm trees as we flew into Kuala Lumpur,

and also by this interesting river in Kuching.

I'm excited to share more adventures and pictures!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dad and Mom in Laos 2

We visited Patouxai! Hong hid behind a bush and took pictures of us as we climbed to each of the three level.

Here are my mom and I at the first main ledge. Can you see us? I think that's my dad's hand in the space to the left of me.

Here are my dad and I and a monk at the second main ledge. 

While Hong was taking that picture, mom was taking this picture! Good teamwork, guys. 

 And here are all three of us at the very top window. Do you spy?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dad and Mom in Laos

It was fun to have my parents visit my home! Here are some of the things we did:

Rode around on motorbikes,

 rode in tuk-tuks

bought some pretty material, 

and wore it. And also rode in another tuk-tuk. 

More to come!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Aaaaand we're back

It's so good to be back in Laos! Among other things, I've...

watched my mom eat chicken hearts (brave!),

killed this spider (she was carrying a large egg sack), 

and cuddled this puppy (he had hiccups).

It's so fun to have my parents here!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dad and Mom in Thailand

It's so fun to have my parents with me in Southeast Asia! After a long trip, we arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday evening. Our hotel is only a short walk away from a night market (pictured below in the daytime) and a large park.

We leave for Laos tomorrow morning! I'm so excited and ready to be back.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stateside, Brother

It was so good to spend time with my brother while I was in the States! We enjoyed watching episodes of Community and lots of Wes Anderson movies. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of those activities, but here's a picture of us eating pizza.

And holding Delicious Cherry Dessert.

And here he is excelling at "Shut the Box".

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stateside, Werk It

I've not been in the States for the 4th of July in 3 years, so I went a bit overboard with the pictures. I present the 48 fireworks of Independence Day.