Oudamxay

Oudamxay

Join Jill in Oudamxay, Northern Laos where she takes a fascinating look into Laos city life.

Jill's Scene

Oudamxay, in Northern Laos, was never on my must visit list when it came to planning our trip. And that’s most probably the case for a lot of travellers. But at only three hours by local bus from Muang Khua it was a convenient place to stop and for me to rest up before continuing on to Luang Namtha. The lack of tourists, and all the infra-structure that goes with tourism, provided a fascinating insight into Laos city life.

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Oudamxay is mainly a trade centre. It’s close to the Chinese border and it shows. Many of the signs are in Chinese as well as Laos script. (I’m showing my ignorance here – I don’t know which particular Chinese language.) According to the Lonely Planet 25% of the population is Chinese.  And we wondered if the towns on the other side of the border might in fact be very similar.

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New York, New Hugh – What Really Happened – Day 1

Hugh's Views & News

I started the day off with walking Toby.  Diane, my Sister-in-Law, and her husband Tom, were here to look after Toby while John (my partner), Anna (John’s Niece) and I, were going to be in New York.  We were all very excited by the up coming flight and getting to New York later that day.  The only thing I was not looking forward to was trying to stay awake at the other end, given that New York is five hours behind the UK and with the flight landing at five in the afternoon, we had to make sure we were not going to fall asleep the moment we got to the hotel.

New YorkNow we were very lucky with the flights because John had managed to save enough Air Miles over the last one thousand years to get us seats in Upper Class.  Wow, what a treat, plus there was a…

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Norrköping -a city of contrasts

Norrköping -a city of contrasts

I have been very busy lately… With my vacation:) I have had zero time in front of my computer, not too much time with my camera and a lot of time IRL. Fantastic and enjoyable, I think it is important to take care of the time of in ways that make us reload. It will soon be autumn and a lot of time for “cosy” evenings inside…

In Sweden we have had a lovely weather for the last weeks, hot, sunny, my favorite kind of weather!

Today there was some rain coming up and I went for some sight-seeing in a nearby town, called Norrköping. Norrköping is a town with an industrial history which means there is a lot of old abandoned industrial buildings. Some are used for other purposes like art, museums, coffee places and so on. You can find a lot of great sights. Read more about Norrköping on Wikipedia.

I will guide you through some places with photos I took today.

The industrial area

Some art on the wall

Some art on the wall

Apartments in the old industrial areas

Apartments in the old industrial areas

A play ground in the city

A play ground in the city

Industrial buildings in the background

Industrial buildings in the background

Waterfall in front of the old industrial area

Waterfall in front of the old industrial area

Knäppingsborg -a wonderful place to have a break

Wonderful soft colors

Wonderful soft colors

Coffee?

Coffee?

Roses

Roses in front of the wall

And finally I found some wonderful flowers in the middle of Norrköping city:

Lonely white roses

Lonely white roses

Flowers:)

A mix of flowers:)