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Traveling in Laos

Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Laos
Chapter 3: Spitting
Chapter 4: Flying in China
Chapter 5: Laos: an entire nation without shoes
Chapter 6: The Laotian Monk
Chapter 7: The Laotian people, the roads, the national airline, and education
Chapter 8: Rates for cheap rooms: 38 cents up to $1.20
Chapter 9: Hey there's something sitting on your cheek
Chapter 10: The strongest marijuana in the universe for $1 a bag
Chapter 11:The Golden Triangle - the Opium cultivation capital of the world
Chapter 12: Smoking opium
Chapter 13: Hanging out in an Akha mountain village
Chapter 14: The virgin of Huay Xia. (No, not a Mexican saint.)
Chapter 15: It may be a lonely planet but it sure is a crowded trail
Chapter 16: What travelers from other nations think about Americans
Chapter 17: Discover other titles by David V. Barth at
Chapter 18: About the Author

Chapter 1: Preface

This is a true account of a traveler in Laos who emailed it to the author around 2000 and gave permission for it to be published.

Chapter 2: Laos

Laos: Development at stage “one.”

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support. I've been out one year now and I must say, your continued interest has truly been the inspiration behind these letters. The pattern of experiencing, reflecting, and writing, is really a great way to go. And it creates a travel log, which is perfect for the memories. I appreciate your positive response.

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