Nam Ou River - School

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Hummm. now where did the welcoming committee come from?

They had come from the village school just over the sandbank and out of sight of the river.  The head teacher was very happy to see us and we were able to divest ourselves of the school supplies we were toting around.

We proved to be quite a distraction and he had some trouble settling his students for dismissal.

It was the day before a long weekend holiday and before school could be dismissed the flag had to be lowered.  To the teachers embarrassment and the students delight it kept getting tangled on the pole.  They raised and lowered the pole a few times until eventually it was free, then the students  stood proudly to attention and sang their national anthem. 

 It was one of those priceless moments.

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