We made a recent trip to Vientiane, Laos and enjoyed a beautiful drive across Thailand. In the picture below you see a sign saying "Caution Elephant Crossing"...we did not see any elephants crossing the highway but we did see lots of beautiful lush green rice, corn and sugar cane fields. In the lower left picture you can't see them very clear but there are workers hand picking corn from this field on a slope.
While in Vientiane we saw some of the area near our hotel.
Sunday it was a blessing to worship with some friends. This church still uses the traditional musical instruments and it sounded so beautiful. Notice also that a small cushion on the floor is where you sit.
Most churches also serve lunch after the service.