Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cousins galore!!!

December 7, 2011

So my Dad's long lost cousins came to visit us at the Hotel we were staying at! So my dad rented 3 rooms for them and they are from like the mountains, mountains....Like they have never used a shower before and a flush-able toilet! They came to us because going to their town was impossible, I heard it was like so narrow, that the car just goes up and up like a stairway to Heaven??? :) Too dangerous for Americans to go..... Then we took them to the famous temples there and out to eat lunch!

There were so many tourist....First visit for the cousins and us!

Group picture with all of them!!!
Random picture of everyone!

Last of one of the temple!!!

Had a great time getting to know them and their daily life in LAOS......My Dad's goal was halfway accomplished, one more cousin to visit and then his trip will be complete! I think that they live a good life, rich with family and livestock. They might not have all the things that we have, but they are happy and healthy. The simple life!

I will finish my Laos blog and then blog about post Korea and Laos after one month!!! Getting bored in this town! or the US of A period???



Friday, January 6, 2012

Laung Prabrang

December 5, 2011

Last day in Xieng Khoung....Another road trip to a new city....Laung Prabrang...

Good byes at my uncle's house!
I had a great time with Nyab, my cousin sister in law, and her kids!
She took me shopping, but more like I paid for everything! hahaha I enjoyed it and everything was cheap!

In Laos there is this intersection where it divides into three main road.
One goes to Vientiene, another one goes to Xieng Khoung and last, but not least the last one goes to Laung Prabrang! I was telling my Dad, Laos is so easy, I practically know my way around the country now! LOL Not!

Took us a whole day to get there and we found a place to rest and sleep.
That night we went to the night market and found a cheap buffet, it was ok, didn't taste as good as food that we were used to, but it was full filling.

December 6, 2011

Woke up and went to go tour the famous city Laung Prabrang!

The Hmong gang from America, except my Aunt that lives there. ( Far Right)

We made a quick stop by the Mekong River. This side of the river doesn't go to Thailand, but I did get a chance to go and see it from Vientiene.

This stop is special because my Dad came to visit his long lost cousins. It was kinda hard getting in touch with them, but finally they called and said they were on their way and will arrive soon.

We had a few hours til dark, so we decided to go to their National Waterfall Park.

Reminded me of Thailand and the waterfalls there, I sometimes that they are neighbors and how similar they are.
We stopped and took pictures like everywhere, well I took most of the pictures and snuck into a few of them.
Here is to a great background, minus my sweater that is hanging from the rail. It got super hot in the afternoon so we all took off our sweater. Laos also had some crazy weather!!

Beautiful!!! I need to travel and sit to paint all these beautiful scenery!!!
That means I need to start taking Art lessons!!!

New adventures with the cousins soon.....



Him Mum Pheeb

December 4, 2011

This is the day!!! We are going back to visit the old village that my parents lived before coming to the US of A. It was amazing that my dad can remember every road and walkway that he used to walk on. Where all their fields were and where all the relatives used to live.

Preparing to go...and stopped at a cousin's house before going. They still live there!

My dad and the cousins!

A quick stop by the pretty flowers! O so fun!

Their live stocks!

Going there brought back alot of good memories for my parents and I feel they truly miss their home, but they have def moved on to call AMERICA their home.
As for me, I have just always wanted to go come back with my parents so that I can relive it through them!

O the beautiful!

Life seems so simple, but yet you have to work so hard.

After a day in the old village, it was time to go back home and relax before heading out to Laung Prabrang. What a great day!