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Photo by Sampor Burke, Mekong Semester.

Rice Cake Chat


The Mekong group is in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital city and the Buddhist capital city of Laos, and during an exploration in city we ran into some street vendors, all from different backgrounds and selling a variety of products in their respective stands. Our team took time and interest in looking into those stories, and one particular vendor that sold us some rice cakes called Sibban, 38, was very sympathetic answering to some questions asked by the group. She was quite shy but opened a big smile and laughed when we showed her our Laos language skills, which are not good. She became glad talking to us and even let us take a selfie with her.