Stories about Laos from March, 2009
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Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.
A blog was set-up by a coffee cooperative in southern Laos.
Pravit Rojanaphruk writes about the lack of knowledge of Southeast Asians about their neighbors in the region.
Lao veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health about a bird flu outbreak in the northern part of the country. The virus has affected more than 3,000 village poultry.
Shannon posts pictures of an elephant ride in Laos and trekking through rural villages.
Bryan writes that the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of Lao Studies has chosen four articles which will cover the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Literature, and Diaspora Studies.
Nye Noona recommends a website and a book which both offer a good collection of Lao folktales.