Posts by Heather Hammel

In the back of the Lao Textiles on Setthathirath Road, (an old French colonial mansion that has been transformed into a weaving haven), over a dozen women sit at the loom, weaving intricate patterns from threads of pure silk.

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Nov 11 2010

I awoke for the third and final time during the night at 5 a.m. Unable to sleep due to my jetlag as well as my frantic fits of itching the mosquito bites on my legs which have swollen over the past day, I decided to abandon my bed altogether and start the day early.

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