November was a bit cold in Paksan, I often wondered what it would look like if it were to snow in Laos, so, let it snow.
I stayed with my Aunt whilst visiting Paksan, it is not a tourist town, so most of us might not have heard of the name before. As for those that have seen the movie, “Sabaidee Luang Prabang”, and if I were to tell you that it’s the town that Sorn (Ananda) visits his grandparents, then you might know where I’m talking about.
What I find fascinating is the two colors river where Nam Xan and Mekong River meet. I’ve never seen such a sight, I asked my Aunt as to why it’s like that, and she said, “It’s like people, if they’re dishonest, it shows. Nam Xan is very clear, as in a person that is honest, and the Mekong River stays muddy most of the time.” So I’ve heard, kind of surprised me that she made that comparison, I just didn’t expect that to come from her.
And the local fisherman chooses to make a living at the Nam Xan side, good for him.