weekend adventures: Lanten village

We’re back in the US now enjoying seeing everyone and doing most of the things on my top 5 list.  It has been surreal jumping back into American life.  Some of my favorite quotes from the kids, “ooh, these stairs are so comfy!” (talking about the carpet).  And Talia excitedly telling everyone that the bathroom has hot water.

I wanted to share these pictures from our last weekend adventure before we left.  This Lanten village is only a 10 minute bike ride from our house.  It amazes me how close they are to town, but that they still maintain so much of their culture and tradition, even wearing their traditional dress.

2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-3An old man working in his rice fields. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-4A beautiful little girl with her traditional clothes on. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-5 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-7 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-8Even though the pants he’s wearing look like jeans, they are actually the traditional pants that the men wear. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-9 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-10Hanging out laundry. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-11Rice storage house 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-12 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-13Quite the load! 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-14 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-15 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-16I enjoyed chatting with the ladies and bought a couple of beautiful handmade souvenirs from them. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-17 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-18They hand weave and indigo dye their own fabric. 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-19 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-21 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-22Lots of little babies! 2014-06-12 Lanten village by Melissa Crossett-23 We always enjoy our time in the villages.  It feels like a slower pace of life with plenty of time to sit around and visit.  People here are always so friendly.  You can read about our other weekend adventures here.

Have you ever made something for yourself to wear?  Did you actually wear it?

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2 thoughts on “weekend adventures: Lanten village”

  1. You certainly do gather a crowd when you stop to visit. Love it! Thankful your back in the US to have baby #3. Looking forward to seeing you.

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