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Laos Photos

I just wanted to post a quick note to remind you to have a look at the photos from my recent trip to Luang Prabang. One of the things I love about living and traveling in Asia is the burst of color and the numerous exotic plants you see almost anywhere. A number of photos appear in my album from Laos.  Have a look!

Have a look at my photos from Luang Prabang – more than just exotic flowers! Here’s a tease on some of the flowers, though!

Rainy season is good

One of the things I love about the Kamu Lodge (one of the properties in the portfolio of the hospitality group I work for) is the gorgeous nature surrounding the accommodations. It takes three hours by boat to arrive at the Lodge; it’s located on the banks of the Mekong River int he Lao forest.  The Kamu Village, an authentic and ethnic village, share the grounds with the lodge, and I always look forward to a visit to the village, as well.

I went to Laos to oversee the photo shoot of all three of our Laos properties. I really wanted to spend more than one night at the Lodge, but didn’t due to our boat schedule and other activities happening at our sales office in Luang Prabang.  It’s such a shame, as I loved taking pictures of all the green rice fields, the butterflies, lotus flowers, other bugs and plants….all the lovely nature which is so lush and lovely during rainy season….so green!

A new view

Much like I did in May of 2006, when I bought my Canon S3IS, I now have a new camera!  I still love my Canon, however, as a mid-sized camera, I realized that I am not taking the amount of photos I love to simply because I don’t have a camera I can slip in my purse.  The Panasonic Lumix is one I considered buying four years ago, and now that the DMC-ZS7 comes with GPS, HD video and all sorts of other nifty features, I figured it was time I updated my photo taking ability.

Bangkok is great for tech purchases. Pete (who joined me for the weekend) and I even loaded up on some Mac software (I just have to find the time to play with it all).  I was able to buy the camera for less than what I expected to pay, yet I couldn’t purchases the Lumix camera case or an additional battery. Those things I can get in Vietnam, most likely. I also attempted to buy an iPhone 3Gs but they were still pretty expensive in Bangkok and the 4g have not yet arrived.

I’m super happy with my purchase and hopeful that this will help me to take and post more photos.  My blog has been a bit void of good daily-life photos and that’s a feature I really love.  I’m enjoying my new camera and I hope you will too!


The Villa, continued – I’ve been taking lots of photos of the Villa the workers are destroying across the lane, which is also lending new views.  This one cracked me up…the motorcycle helmet doing double duty as construction helmet! Creative!


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