Southern Laos by Wutthiphan





(Wutthiphan is from Bangkok, Thailand and visited Laos in March of this year, this is from his blog, written in Thai Language, translated by yours truly, enjoy)

…I looked far, far away into the darkness that’s lit by the soft glow of the moon light, then I looked down at the water below, all of a sudden, it was somewhat shocking to me, “What crazy guy would still row the boat at this time of the night.” I whispered to myself, then to my surprise, it was that Finland guy that I met earlier, he rowed non-stop since I last saw him earlier in the evening, about 2-3 hours ago.

That guy finally rowed pass me, I sat there quietly for a moment enjoying the view, then I decided to order Lao beer just to create the mood, and high light of the evening, they gave me some crushed ice which had odd taste that I didn’t care for, so my drinking for the evening was just for certain expectation, that was to get drunk…


Then a farang couple, husband and wife (I didn’t ask, but I’m guessing) came and sat at a table nearby. I took out my tripod, hoping to get good photos of the moon, and the river below, hoping to capture the image of tonight. All of a sudden, I saw a flash coming from the farang’s table, but I didn’t pay much attention to them. Then there were the second and third flashes, it looks like they were trying to take photos of the moon, just like myself.

The moon that is 385,000 kilometers away, and taken by flash?? This farang couple took turn in taking the photos, and then shook their heads while looking at the images on their digital camera, the photos must have not been beautiful comparing to the full moon that’s right in front of them. The full moon that was round, a soft glow that cast its shadow on the water surface, so beautiful, made me think of someone, that person is far away, but the moon that I’m seeing is the same moon that she’s seeing…





See more photos HERE.


  1. Hi Dimaks, thanks for visiting and for complimenting on the photos, I can’t take credit for that but I’m sure Wutthiphan is grinning from ear to ear right now. 😉

  2. ขอบคุณมากครับที่กรุณาแปลให้ (ตอนนี้ยังยิ้มอยู่) รู้สึกเขินๆยังไงไม่รู้ คล้ายๆเหมือนเจอผู้หญิงที่ถูกใจเมื่อตอนอายุซัก 14 ปี

    PS.ชอบประโยคท้ายๆจังครับ เหอๆๆๆ

  3. Hi Wutthiphan, Lol, you’re welcome, this post made to the front page of under Travel on 8/19/2007, must be the beautiful photos for the techie people to choose. It’s ashamed that I couldn’t capture your sense of humor; somehow it got lost during my translation, especially your corky laugh, I didn’t know how to translate that. I’m glad you’re still smiling from ear-to-ear. 🙂

  4. that shot with the pump boat reminds me of my old province. that’s the mode of transportation we use to go the nearest market and trip usually starts as early as 5am in morning.

  5. We also use this type of boat to get to the market, as early as 4 or 5 am for us also, but there’s another types of long boat with a roof, but it’s very low and you’ve to duck your head to get in.

    I think seeing photos such as these bring back a lot of childhood memory; I know it did for me. 🙂

  6. we all watched this movie . that was so cool . after we saw all scene thank you , is there another continua part this movie

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