Sunday, December 13, 2009

Volunteer Story

Looking back at the time I have spent as a volunteer in Laos, I can honestly say I have loved every minute of my time in Luang Prabang.

From eating a coconut dumpling, to seeing a smile of recognition from a passing novice, everyday has been filled with small pleasures. The backdrop of the city only adds to the charm this place exudes. Beautiful temples and lush greenery meet the eye down every street. The Lao people are wonderfully positive, and are just so warm and welcoming, and the abundance of friendly faces that have greeted me as I have gone about my days has been incredibly uplifting.

Seeing the enthusiasm and eagerness of the novices and other students learning English has truly been a joy to behold. The experience, the people and the place have captured my imagination. I think I may have fallen in love with Laos, and I know I will return again to this wonderful place.