Postcards 4U: Innocence

Dear U,

At the start of our jungle trek near Phonxali, Laos. Our guide brought us to a small wooden house where he bought some lao-lao (Laotian rice whisky), there was a group of boys playing at the back of a beat-up truck; the youngest of them have this very easy disposition and a beautiful smile. Each time we took a picture of them/him and showed it to him, he would just crack up laughing uncontrollably. It’s wonderful to see such innocence in a remote setting otherwise plagued by poverty.  It makes me wonder whether we “modern” and “urban” people have had it all wrong.

Wish you were here,


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This kid was funny. He cracked up everytime so hard, just like it was the first time he had seen his picture.


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