26-07-04

FACES OF LUANG PRABANG

the children solemnly waiting
for the ice cream vendor
where the ads take aim and lay their claim
for the heart and the soul of the spender
 

 
Day after day, the ice cream vendor rings his bell riding his bicycle up and down the streets of Luang Prabang. We met him on our first morning,  enjoying a breakfast baguette with butter and jam at a sidewalk table at Luang Prabang bakery. He stops, flashes us a wide grin and greets us in French. A farang walks by looking for a place to watch an ice hockey game. But on the wide screen TV inside, the news of former president Reagan's death takes precedence. A new day, a new town.

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