Typical house ~ Nong Khiaw, Laos
Feb 22, 2002

Typical of the houses along the river. Simple wooden frame with palm mats nailed on as walls, bare wooden floors and thatched roofs. They often come equipped with satellite dishes. You think I'm kidding but it's true. Three hours of electricity a day must make people quite selective in what they watch - though in this part of the world good programming seems to consist solely of Thai soap operas and Chinese Kung Fu flicks.

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