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Banh Hom Alms

For the viewers of the "Thialand Upcountry Pool", I realize this Pic is in Lao, but it's just across the river (Bahn Home is just upriver from the bridge), and is a scene that does occur every morning in Issarn as well...

Mornings come very early in the small farming villages of Laos. If one can drag their lazy western bodies out of bed; the mornings offer many memories. While walking around the small village of Banh Hom, I came across a monk and some novices on their morning alms. I walked with them for quite a while, and people of the town were so friendly and warm. They seemed to think it the funniest thing that a"farang" western boy was taking so many pictures of them!! I had learned how to ask"what is your name?" and answer"My name is Crazy White Boy", which always breaks the ice....

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Taken on April 16, 2006