Saturday, December 25, 2004
Well, my Christmas this year was untypical. I worked during the day since Christmas was not an official holiday in Laos. Unfortunately, because of multinational businesses' taking advantage of law in countries like Laos, they have to work on Saturdays, meaning Christmas was a working day. :-)
However, we had a nice little Christmas party after work.
Well, the weather here is, of course, not snowing. A perfect Fall day, you would say, if you are from the Mid-west of America.
Even though most people in the office are Buddhists, they celebrated Christmas for fun :-) Here is a picture of a Buddhist shrine with Santa.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
This is the article I read today. Something to think about Burma. In
"Mystique outweighs morality for Myanmar tourists",
the author mentioned the desire of many tourists who want to visit Burma
instead of sanctions and political problems. A good remark by a Swiss
“If you start thinking about not coming here because of the government, you will have to start thinking about whether to go to China, Laos, Tibet, or even the United States,” said Swiss backpacker Marcel Schonenberger.