|the boats are beautiful and very impressive looking when zooming by under the power of 45 men or women!|
|the other side is Thailand!|
|daddy, why is there a napkin on my head?!|
|it's so embarrassing!|
|this is better than a dirty napkin! Hmpf!|
|oh the paparazzi..|
|he doesn't do it as good as me, clearly.|
|time to go home!|
With the end of lent comes the annual national boat racing festival which completely shuts down downtown Vientiane for about a week. Races are only one day but its a huge street festival with stalls, games, food, you name it, with a Lao flavor. Like next to the stalls of ballon dart games there are pseudo roulette wheels and lottery games and while you can buy commemorative T-shirts, you can also buy dish soap and toilet brushes!!
It's a hot and messy day (its kosher to drink again now that lent is over) and generally overwhelming so with a kidlet we parred festivities down to just soaking it in from a fixed location, a friendly restaurant. Maybe next year I won't hide behind Nava and get back in the boat!