Laos

Dolls For Changing The World

Dolls For Changing The World

Sabaidee! That means hello in Lao, the language spoken in Laos. I know quite a lot of Lao language, actually, and that is one of the reasons I am so excited to tell you about Hearts for Hearts Girls. Hearts for Hearts Girls are a multicultural line of dolls; a portion of each doll sold […]

The Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos

The Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos

On the last weekend in October, 2010, I took the kids for an overnight visit to the Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos. Jojo (age 6) had been saying things about how he wished we lived on a farm (I think he read a book or something that inspired him), and Deeds (age 3) is […]

Aria Italian Culinary Arts in Vientiane, Laos

Aria Italian Culinary Arts in Vientiane, Laos

Aria Italian Culinary Arts 8 Rue Francois Nginn, Vientiane 00000, Laos 00-856-021-222589 Good food equals good mood. If you have never been to Vientiane, Laos, you would be surprised to learn that it is a fabulous town for eating. Restaurants of every caliber and specialty (*except Mexican) can be found in Vientiane, this “last provincial […]

House Roasted Coffee, Vientiane, Laos

House Roasted Coffee, Vientiane, Laos

In downtown Vientiane, Laos, on Rue Manthatourat  (one of the side roads that connects Sethathirath to Fa Ngum, one-way starting from Sethathirat) is a wee little coffee oasis with a sign that reads “House Roasted Coffee. It has interior seating for about seven people, and a table on the terrace also. You can order from […]

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Easter On the Mekong 2010

Easter On the Mekong 2010

I have been an expat for 8 years now, all of them in Asia. When I first moved abroad, I felt homesick most keenly during the holidays. However, now I actually am thankful to not be faced by the stresses that holidays bring in the country of my birth. For Easter, I didn’t give a […]

Passports With Purpose: Bonus Round

Passports With Purpose has surpassed the fund raising goal for building a school in rural Cambodia. A NEW and improved goal has been set, and the additional $7,500 will provide a victory garden, gardener and cook who will provide a nutritious free meal each day to the children attending the school. Something else exciting? It […]

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