Sunday, October 18, 2009

Such a Happy Kid


Laos must be a great place to grow up.

The kids here are all so cute and happy. And they have beautiful scenery, mountains, rivers, and natural lives.

This is one of many photos I've taken of kids. Jackson bonded with this little girl at a quick shop near our lodgings in Vang Vieng. He also had a blast giving kids in a hill village south of Luang Prabang a Sesame Street book and repeating "hi kids" again and again to them.

2 comments:

  1. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but as we know, it wasn't always that way. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/03/laos-cluster-bombs-uxo-deaths
    "Laos was hit by an average of one B-52 bomb-load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, between 1964 and 1973. US bombers dropped more ordnance on Laos in this period than was dropped during the whole of the second world war."

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  2. That's true, Randi, but we surprisingly haven't seen or heard anything yet about how all those landmines have or haven't affected modern generations of Laos people. Doesn't seem to be relevant anymore, although I have heard that more mines exist in the far north of the country, where we aren't going.

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