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Laos Excitement

As expected, Vientiane is packed with people visiting for the Asian Games and the streets are filled with excitement. It looks nothing like the sleepy capital I’m used to seeing. Nai and I took a tuk-tuk back from one of the shopping malls and we passed one of the stadiums where the soccer matches are being held. Viet Nam had just beaten Singapore and the streets were filled with proud Vietnamese waving their national flag, all wearing red shirts with a big star on the front and red headbands. Tonight, Laos plays Malaysia in a semi-final game and I expect all hell to break loose if the Lao team wins. Nai and I are going to sit at one of the outdoor restaurants along the Mekong and watch the game there. Tickets are impossible to come by. I’ve taken some photos, but probably won’t get them posted soon. Anyway, more later.

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