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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.


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.

young monks in Vat Sop Sickharam




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

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

votive offering

orange sellers

predominantly orange coloured ethnic clothing on sale

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


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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