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The Monk and the Tourist ~ Laos

A monk chatting with a tourist by the Mekong river in Vientiane, Laos.

I really don’t enjoy Vientiane in Laos but I have to admit there are sometimes some good photo opportunities.

I caught this photo by the Mekong river, on the new waterfront promenade. A monk was chatting with a tourist who seemed to be very interested in whatever he was saying. I imagined the wisdom-thirsty foreigner drinking the words of the enlightened young monk.

Yes, this is how much I get bored in Laos‘ dusty capital.

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  • http://www.driftingfocus.com Kelsey

    I love the contrast of the orange against the blue of the rest of the shot. Wonderful!

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com Daniel Nahabedian

      Merci Kelsey!

  • Shanen

    Too bad you didn’t enjoy your stay in Laos I have read many exciting place in there..A peaceful scene nevertheless..Too bad it is a contrast of what it used to be..

  • http://www.goingplaces.sg/laos/vientiane/ GoingPlaces.sg

    I was in Laos last month, visited Pakse, Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. I stayed two days in Vientiane and I didn’t really like to place (especially the Tuk Tuk drivers). The only thing I like about Vientiane is the yummy local street food and the traditional Lao herbal steam bath & massage.

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