The little cutie below - no, definitely not me, was on her mother's back when a group of us visited a hill tribe village. Her mum was selling us jewellery at rock bottom prices and baby hardly blinked an eye - she's seen it all before.
Other picture shows the ugly side of tourism - me at the end of a hot day. We had taken a boat across the Mekong from Thailand to Laos - Just like that - 20baht visa, a spot of shopping and back to Thailand - the world is a strange and curious place. (Much the same items for sale but more bottles of dangerous looking alcohol drinks with scorpions, centipedes and snakes decorating the inside of the bottle.) Snakes alive - no way!