Sunday, February 12, 2006

Toffeewomble hits Indochina

Mmm, some lovely Basmati rice, right? Wrong.

Right guys, I'm off again. This time to one of the remotest parts of Indochina, the strange and still-communist republic of Laos, locked between eastern Thailand and Vietnam.

By all accounts (well, the two I've read) Laos is a curious place, full of oddities like monks who live only on coconuts and strange new religions with concrete statues and a complete absence of ATMs and the world's biggest freshwater fish (the Mekong Catfish).

Laos also has eccentric food traditions. They eat ant eggs, for a start. Yup. Ant eggs. In soup. That's what on sale there, in the photo. Ant eggs. Hm.

I'll let you know.

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