December 12, 2018 – Wednesday

The weather: 26 Celsius, sunny with clouds.

We arrived in late afternoon to Vientiane, capital of Laos. 

Our agenda was a little flexible today. First, we went to the hotel Douang Douane. Quickly Ken got the sim cards and data for his phone. He made a few calls. Soon after, we met one of the Lao donors for the Kangxé School, Mr Saymongkhoune Sayasithsena.  During a nice Lao dinner, we talked about SKL, the opening school, his family and the importance of education. Then we went back to the hotel. We needed a good night sleep.

But prior to our arrival in Laos, for your information, we spent a few days in Tokyo (Japan). We were able to recover from the jetlag. We had the chance to visit two temples (Tsukiji and Asakusa), the Meiji-jingumae shrine and the gardens of the Imperial Palace. We also went to Sawara (2 hours north-east of Tokyo center), a quiet small town with Japanese traditional buildings. We were delighted by the Japanese food (sushi, soup miso, tempura).