Tales From A Broad

My year of teaching English in Japan is up. Next mission: backpack Asia before going home to the U.S.A. Currently HOME!





the organic farm

The infamous organic farm.

The organic farm in Van Vieng, Laos is the perfect place to get away from it all and feel like your doing something good for the community. Mr. T is the owner of this farm, not a man of many words, but still interesting, nonetheless. He used to live in Bulgaria, which for a Laos person, is pretty extraordinary. The farm is also a guesthouse and restaurant. Goat cheese, mulberry pancakes, pumpkin soup, and Harvest curry are just some of the choices on their menu. All organic and all tasy.

Our rooms overlooked the cliffs.

All of these things are nice and all, but the main reason why I loved this farm is because I met an amazing group of people who were staying there as well. There was Sylvie, a Parisian, who has got to be the only French person I know who doesn't like Paris. There was Peter from Munich who worked on the farm last year and loved it so much, that he came back. There was Adam from New Jersey who did the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and even taught English in Japan on the same program as me (JET program)! There was Tim from Oregan who is taking a year off to travel the world. And there was Matt from Texas who just finished his 2-year job teaching English in Vietnam. We were a force to be reckoned with.

Our furry wake up calls--the baby goats.

Every morning, I'd wake up to baby goats walking up and down the hall outside our rooms. They were only a week old and were so friggin' adorable. One of them was like a little puppy and would let us pet him. It was really sad though because a mosquite bit his eyelid and by the end of my week at the farm, it had completely swollen shut. Thus, the name "Quazimoto." Hopefully, he's still alive. If not, R.I.P. Quazi.
Coming soon: Working on the organic tubing and tubing down the Mekong River!
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