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COPE

Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise http://www.copelaos.org/

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National Regulatory Agency

The latest fad with digital photography is geotagging.  With simple software and hardware you can pinpoint exactly where and when you were on planet Earth, as you threw up gang signs in front of some far off location to impress your friends on the social networking sites. It was quite distressing to see the markers loaded up […]

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That Luang at Sunrise

Still wasn’t used to the jetlag, so I got up at 4:00am, Vientiane time.  Had nothing better to do so I stepped out of the hotel and started walking to the That Luang Stupa, which is the national symbol of Laos.  It was a somewhat long walk to the site, and at that hour of the night/morning, there was nobody on […]

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Lao Disabled Women’s Center

The next day we visited the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Center. It was a place where women could use their skills, no matter their handicap, as well as learn new skills and earn some money creating handicrafts and gift products. There was however a young man, hunched over, working diligently on greeting cards in a […]

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Photos: Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane (pronounced Vieng-Chun) is the capital city of Laos, and not overpopulated, probably having about 400,000 residents.  Being drained from the plane ride, I only managed these shots before the day was over.  It’s an interesting place.  Some parts are still very poor, but the other modernized sections (with funding and aid from the Japanese and […]

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The Place Where I Was Born

It took me 14 hours to fly from Atlanta to Seoul, South Korea.  I sat in the airport/mall for about 6 hours admiring their almost “clone” like society and their expensive toys.  Then it was another 5 hour flight to Bangkok, Thailand.  There I sat and just people watched in the airport for 12 hours.  The following morning […]