Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.
Above Photo: Mud Fishing in the rice fields of Savannahket Province, Laos.
I was intrigued to come across this unusual scene in Savannakhet recently, as I traversed Laos on a BACK-related research trip.
The locals were pumping water out of a muddy drainage channel into a field, so they could catch small fish that jumped around in the mud and glinted in the sunlight, before being caught and tossed into the collecting bucket.
It was dirty work, the midday sun was hot and I didn’t envy their fish-finding task that day. But out in rural Laos, villagers go to great lengths to secure food sources.
For other unusual Laos/fish action, check this out too: http://peteralanlloyd.com/general-news/endangered-mekong-stingrays-and-other-strange-fish-for-sale-in-a-market-in-laos/
For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War, POWs/MIAs and Adventure Backpackers trekking into the war-ravaged jungles of Asia see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/
And for POWs left behind in Laos:
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