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Notes on the Geography of Laos: Houayxay Vicinity 1

A local driver offers a ride down the road.

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The road to Louang Prabang is circuitous. Here, a couple of miles from town, it's already unpaved--and heading in the wrong direction.

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A new house with concrete foundation posts and manufactured railings and roof tiles. In short, modern, even without the motorcycle.

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Different in detail but the same in principle.

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Here's something closer to the traditional house, though this one has a metal roof.

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The house is entirely of traditional materials, but an antenna imports foreign ideas.

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A stroll through a village.

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Why on posts? Snake protection?

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Why not on posts? Maybe customers don't like stairs?

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An antenna mounted on a bamboo pole.

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One last glimpse. Why the red tips? Is the fence as good as barbed wire?



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