Life as Adventure

TranslatorEver since I first set off for Laos straight out of university I have seen life as an adventure. Or perhaps more correctly as a set of adventures all strung together. Each had its own characteristics and each was quite different. Each brought a new challenge...

That Thief – Again!

Translator(sequel to The Carnivorous Thief) Fast forward a few days. The scene: Vientiane airport – Thursday. Tony and I were flying to Savannakhet. The 7am Lao Airlines flight was preparing to depart and we were in the departure area. Suddenly Tony nudges me....

The Carnivorous Thief

TranslatorIt was just another Sunday after church – and it was time for lunch. As a young bachelor it was time to get out and enjoy some good food – and enjoy some company too. Everything was going well as we were being driven away from the church in...

My Adventure Begins

TranslatorBelow, the terrain looked uninviting and inhospitable as the plane – a  Royal Air Lao DC-4 – reduced altitude as we prepared to land in Vientiane. The burning of the rice paddies had generated a widespread canopy of purple smog, rendering the...