Meet Rudy Alvarado, Master Masseur of La Misión and the newest member of my (very short) Very Best Of list.
I just had my first facial, and boy am I a convert! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Shawn Blake, aesthetician extraordinaire!
After a very last-minute decision and some seriously scrambled packing, we are in France for the World Cup 2019.
I started this blog to chronicle my first opportunity to re-visit three of my former expat homes (Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Ghana, Liberia, Zaire, France, England). Life got in the way after I returned to America, but this seems like as good a time as any to re-start. Grab your passport and join the party!
Thép Thavonsouk’s work takes me home to Laos: its serene and gentle surroundings, saffron-robed monks, and delicious, warm rain. M Thavonsouk was born in Vientiane and educated at the Lycée de Vientiane. He was the first Fulbright Scholar from Laos, and he studied at St. Lawrence University in New York State.
Coming home to Vientiane, Laos, after an absence of more than 40 years.