Lao Rupas

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adosa
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Lao Rupas

Postby adosa » Tue May 26, 2009 10:39 pm

Taking a cue from the Venerable Appicchato here a few from a recent trip to Laos.

enjoy

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby adosa » Tue May 26, 2009 10:41 pm

And a few more
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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby adosa » Tue May 26, 2009 10:49 pm

And another with a couple of temples from Luang Prabang throw in the mix.
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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby appicchato » Wed May 27, 2009 11:47 pm

Looking good adosa!... :thumbsup:

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby adosa » Thu May 28, 2009 6:06 pm

appicchato wrote:Looking good adosa!... :thumbsup:



Thank you sir. Hope you are doing well. :anjali:

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri May 29, 2009 12:37 am

nice, i'd love to go to laos, my partner has been a couple times and likes it a lot, but we have no plans to go as of now, though next year we're planing on thailand(so i can meet her parents), cambodia (angkhor)and burma(pagan)...
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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 29, 2009 4:21 am

Very cool, thanks.

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby ShinMeiDokuJoh » Fri May 29, 2009 3:11 pm

Hi Adosa,

very beautiful, thanks for sharing. :thanks:
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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 29, 2009 6:49 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby adosa » Fri May 29, 2009 11:55 pm

Thank you all. Hope these photos provided some inspiration. The people of Laos were very kind and warm to me. I can't say enough about their hospitality. The same could be said about the rural areas along the Mekong in Thailand. Laos is a very chill country that I would recommend visiting if one gets the chance. Considering all that the people of Laos have been through, I have the highest respect that they still welcome foreign visitors with an incredible degree of good will.

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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby Ben » Sat May 30, 2009 4:21 am

Thank you Ron for sharing these amazing images!
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Re: Lao Rupas

Postby gavesako » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:02 pm

And if you sit in a taxi in Bangkok on your way to Laos, you may see these Rupas:

http://lifeinmovingvehicle.blogspot.com/
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