Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

I have always been a bit of a foodie and I was pleasantly surprised to find that Vientiane, Laos has a thriving organic market at Pha That Luang on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. It is not the largest organic market I have ever seen, but the sellers seem to take real pride in their produce and the prices are incredibly cheap. Of course the earlier you arrive the better and for now it is almost all vegetables, but I am hoping that soon the will have cheeses, honey and other artisan products.

 

Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

Sarah and I normally ride the little motorcycle and fill two or three bags with whatever is fresh that day. Usually we can find baby lettuce, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, mango, papaya and one or two things we can’t identify, but would like to try. Our new house has a real kitchen with an oven (not always the case in SE Asia) and I have been getting reacquainted with my kitchen skills. I have always liked it here, but this place has a way of growing on you. Vientiane is definitely a great place to base for this phase of the retirement travel adventure!

Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

Vientiane Organic Market

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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