Friday, July 04, 2008

Other Lasts in Laos

On our way out, there were many parties and occasions to meet with friends for the last time. Here are some highlights.

Conrad sold his bike and helmet to Hien who we imagine is now riding down the streets of Vientiane with a smile on her face.

The Lao Baci is a string-tying ceremony that represents friendship and connectedness to others in the community. We celebrated quite a few of these ceremonies in the past few weeks.

One Buddhist friend who is part of MCC's peace group brought us a beautiful painting of Buddha who signifies peace for her.On one of the last nights at our house, Conrad went around the house taking pictures to help remind himself of his home for the past 6 years. This is one of the rare shots of the outside of our house at night.