i made it to Thailand! and we are in the middle of a 6 hour layover then we leave for Nong Khai. the plane ride wasn't too bad considering we were up in the sky forever. AND they had a tv screen on the back of every seat, so you could pick what movie you wanted to watch. (see the picture to the right for proof) and the first one that can tell me what movie is up on my back-of-the-seat-movie-screen, wins a prize: a matching set of Hmong pillowcases** and usually i don't give those out unless you're getting married. So i watched several movies, ate some Korean food, made friends with a Lao man going to Pakse for the new year, and chatted with Kham's dad about the scarcity of dogs on the streets of Savannakhet due to the popularity of eating them. i guess that the lack of supply, high demand, will drive up the prices. but Kham's dad was insistent that its the Viet community that got the Lao to eat dog. well, i can't say nothing cause it was the Lao community that got me to eat dog. and i promise this will be my second to last reference to dog eating while on my trip.
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