So It's been awhile since I have been home, home! After coming back from Korea, I went with my parents to LAOS for about 3 weeks! So now that I am officially back from year of vacation, I have no idea what to do or what's in store for me. I enjoyed Laos and will blog about it day by day.....
November 28, 2011
My parents, me, and the cousins left Fresno for Laos...For my parents, it has been about 26 years since they have been back and it was truly and experience worth going with them!
We went from Fresno to LAX to South Korea to Hanoi, and finally after an overnight stay in Vietnam, we were on our way to Laos....It was so surreal, but so real because I can guarantee you that 90% of the passengers on that last flight to LAOS was all HMONG....Like older HMONG parents, grandmas and grandpas. Sadly, I was the only young person, but I enjoyed it!
Landed at 10:30 AM on November 30th in Laos and I go to do my visa and all in that 20 min process, I misplaced my brand new camera! I know, just my luck, I was sure that was going to ruin my trip, but o well, one of the cousins, let me borrow theirs and that's how I got all those amazing pictures!!!
You know the feeling of landing in a new airport, you want to look and see how beautiful it is, well it is different here! I was like Dad, this is it? Nothing special? Like no tall buildings and freeways and cars??? Nothing, it was a dirt field and the little airport in the corner! Wow, I then realized I was no longer in a country of luxury.
My aunt (Dad's side) came to get us...and we went straight to their house! Yes, that is a house in LAOS. I was amazed by how all the houses were so advance. I mean there are still some living in real HMONG houses made of sticks and straws, but this was one of the better ones.
Had lunch and went to my other Aunt's house. (My mom's half sister)
Came back to my other Aunt's house and my mom was Santa, gave away all the things she brought to them! Hmong clothes, and regular clothes. Like 5 big suitcases full!!!
We had dinner and went to the Hmong New Years in that town, Phoun Xai.
It was small and barely anyone there. Went back home and got ready to go on our road trip to Xieng Khoua and Laung Prabang.