Notes on the Geography of Laos: Houayxay Vicinity 1
A local driver offers a ride down the road.
The road to Louang Prabang is circuitous. Here, a couple of miles from town, it's already unpaved--and heading in the wrong direction.
A new house with concrete foundation posts and manufactured railings and roof tiles. In short, modern, even without the motorcycle.
Different in detail but the same in principle.
Here's something closer to the traditional house, though this one has a metal roof.
The house is entirely of traditional materials, but an antenna imports foreign ideas.
A stroll through a village.
Why on posts? Snake protection?
Why not on posts? Maybe customers don't like stairs?
An antenna mounted on a bamboo pole.
One last glimpse. Why the red tips? Is the fence as good as barbed wire?
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