Monday, January 23, 2006
My Brother's Back!
My brother has returned from his trip to Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and so my mom had us all over for dinner so we could have a little slide show and see his travel pictures, and, inevitably, have one last belated "Christmas" gift-exchange.
He brought me a notebook filled with luscious mulberry-bark paper from a "paper-making" village near Luaug Prabang, Lao Por, a wine-coloured silk scarf from Cambodia, and a Thai wall-hanging with an elephant motif.
I gave him the Masai painting I picked out for him in Tanzania, an abstract of three local women carrying baskets and bundles on their head, swathed in traditional red.
This was my brother's first trip with a digital camera and I think he may be a convert. He took some beautiful photos and has given me two discs of them so I'll probably be posting some soon.
He and Kira never spent more than ten dollars for a night's accomodation. I think I may seriously have to consider travelling to more third-world countries.
They also travelled around by rented bicycles and hired tuk-tuk for a lot of the time which sounds very appealing.