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This week Skinnywench’s dictionary fell open at the word ORANGE. Orange is the colour of the robes worn by monks in many Asian countries.

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It is considered bad manners to talk directly to a monk, if you are a woman, unless you are addressed by one. The one on the left greeted me as I was looking around a temple in Luang Prabang, Laos. Although his English was a bit limited we managed to conduct a conversation for half an hour or so and, at the end, he agreed to my taking a photo of him and his friend. I don’t think his friend was quite so happy about this as you can see from the expression on his face.

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young monks in Vat Sop Sickharam

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every morning the monks stream out of their temples and walk along the main street in Luang Prabang to collect their daily food

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Unfortunately the procession has become something of a tourist attraction with loads of tourists pitching up very early in the morning to photograph them, often going disrespectfully close to the monks in order to get the perfect photo

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votive offering

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orange sellers

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predominantly orange coloured ethnic clothing on sale

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orange flowers on a tree in the garden of our hotel

I’m also sharing this post with Jake’s Sunday Post, whose theme is “attraction” (tourist) and Mandarin Orange Mondayno. 40

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Comments on: "a word a week challenge: orange" (2)

  1. Beautiful post my friend for this week topic .I`m so happy for you for having a chance to took those photograph of People in orange 🙂

  2. Both interesting and very beautiful series of orange – and very meaningful too:) Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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