The Islands of Laos: Sunset Part 2

Don Det, Laos May 2013

Another round of fishing in the Sunset.

Another round of fishing in the Sunset.

Sunset: Part 2

At Sunset the mood is different. Many of the locals have already done their chores and most of the relax and spend time with their families But just before the sun sets many others take another opportunity at the Mekong and seek for a larger catch. Close to sunset kids also benefit from the last minutes of light to play as much as they can. Adults often play  Pétanque and bet small amounts to spice up the fun.

For locals the sunset signifies the end of the day, as the only reason that they keep on with their work are the tourists that demand different things at night.

The Islands of Laos: Sunset

Tourists live at night and locals live in the morning.

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The Hammocks have a great appeal in every Bungalow in Don Det.

The Hammocks have a great appeal in every Bungalow in Don Det.

The Restaurants prepare to receive the hungry tourists.

The Restaurants prepare to receive the hungry tourists.

Kids are awake and ready to take a nap.

Kids are awake and ready to take a nap.

The afternoon catch.

The afternoon catch.

At sunset local lay down and relax as the heat of the day comes to an end.

At sunset locals lay down and relax as the heat of the day comes to an end.

The sunset also provides the best climate to follow up on unfinished chores from  the morning.

The sunset also provides the best climate to follow up on unfinished chores from the morning.

DVD players are a common commodity in every house in the island.

DVD players are a common commodity in pretty much every house in the island.

This game is everywhere.

This game is everywhere.

The Humphrey Bogart of the Island.

The Humphrey Bogart of the Island.

After fishing, the catch must be picked up by hand.

After fishing, the catch must be picked up by hand.

Cleaning the fish.

Cleaning the fish.

It is hard work.

It is hard work.

The catch of the day.

The catch of the day.

Water is sold by refill, 1.5 liters are about 20 cents of  a Dollar.

Water is sold by refill, 1.5 liters are about 20 cents of a Dollar.

Laundry and cleaning is a must for all the locals.

Laundry and cleaning is a must for all the locals.

Motor bikes are the most common use of transport in the islands and in Laos.

Motorbikes are the most common use of transport in the islands and in Laos.

The Sun Dried all the clothing, now it is time to fold it.

The Sun dried all the clothing, now it is time to fold it.

A woman works on her craft.

A woman works on her craft.

Kids play all the time in the island, it is like there big playground.

Kids play all the time in the island, it is like there big playground.

Even the bison take s a deep nap together with his offspring.

Even the bison take s a deep nap together with his offspring.

The baby dog wants to get over the barrier.

The baby dog wants to get over the barrier.

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