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Cycling along the Mekong with hoards of school kids on their way home. The saffron robes and shaven heads worn by Theravada Buddhist monks symbolises simplicity and detachment of materialism.

SABAIDEEEEEEEE!!!!

Cries of ‘SABAIDEEEEEEEE!!!!’ (Hello in Laotian) pelted me from nooks and crannies of every roadside village from Vientiane Cambodia. If I happened to pass a school at break-time entire schools would fire off shouts of ‘SABAIDEEEEEEEE!!!!’ punctuated with ferocious waves punched out at me. If words and gestures could take physical forms they would have […]

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