Photo of the Week: Lao Family at Sunrise on the Mekong

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Spending a morning watching the Mekong flow by is a wonderfully peaceful experience. While staying at the Souchitra Hotel in Champasak, I was joined this morning by the family that ran the place.

They had just finished making offerings and lighting incense at the family shrine and spent a few minutes watching the sunrise before starting their daily chores. The young boy was playing a plastic recorder. The dog and chicken were just chillin’.

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Jaime D. October 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

This is a great picture. I like the the blue in the background and the symmetry pf the chairs. What is the lil kid playing with on the chair?
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ayngelina October 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I shudder to think plastic recorders can be found all over the world, even when played well they are so .annoying
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Michael October 3, 2010 at 12:25 am

yup, hard to beat sunrise/set on the Mekong
the quality of light and peaceful atmosphere are sublime

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wes October 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

Man, I could sit and watch the river flow by for days and never get bored…

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Pirate63 October 3, 2010 at 4:30 am

You captured the moment perfect Wes

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Nomadic Chick October 3, 2010 at 4:50 am

Beauuutiful, Wes.
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wes October 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

Thanks, Jeannie :)

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Christy - Ordinary Traveler October 3, 2010 at 6:00 am

This looks mighty relaxing. I can’t believe I have never heard of a plastic recorder before. Is this something kids have in the States too?
.-= Christy – Ordinary Traveler´s last blog ..Head Highs- Banana Pancakes &amp Gorgeous Islands – Southern Thailand =-.

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wes October 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

Yeah, a recorder is usually kind of a cross between a flute and a plastic whistle. This one was fancy, with piano keys that played the note as he blew into it. Thankfully, he wasn’t playing too loudly ;)

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Theodora (Travels with a Nine Year Old) October 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I *love* watching the Mekong, and its infinite variety of sunsets. Would love to see it at its peak, during the rainy season.

Truly one of the world’s great rivers. Thanks for the picture.
.-= Theodora (Travels with a Nine Year Old)´s last blog ..Machete Lessons for Beginners =-.

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wes October 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

It’s flowing high right now. At night, there’ll be huge rainstorms in the mountains upstream and the next morning we’ll watch all the debris float by: trees, plants, bamboo fences… It’s exciting in a very Lao way :)

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