Sally Hetherington

Laos, South East Asia, Tourism, Travel

Four places to visit in Vientiane

The capital and largest city in Laos, Vientiane sits on the Mekong River on the border with Thailand. Visiting Vientiane is a must on a trip to Laos, and I have four places you should definitely put on your bucket list! That Luang This ‘Great Stupa’ is a national symbol, and appears on Laos’ official seal. The most sacred monument in the country, That Luang is said to have been built in the third century to provide a sacred home for a breastbone of Buddha. The current  ...

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Rotaract

Rotaract “Beauty”

There is currently an active Facebook page called Rotaract Beauty. This irks me for numerous reasons.  1. Rotaract is about service about self. This page is not.  2. It highlights external beauty as opposed to internal beauty.  3. It misrepresents what Rotaract is (a community service  ...

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Life

That Time I Saw a Kitten Die

My friend was telling me recently that she heard the sound of a dog dying for many hours one evening. It reminded me of a time a few months ago when a kitten at my Pagoda died. I don’t know what has compelled me to write about this, maybe to sort of point out what the culture here is  ...

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Charity, Thoughts

Tis’ the Season?

A Facebook invitation (which I will not link to, as I do not wish to name and shame), was recently brought to my attention. It stated: “In collaboration with ********* and ******** in Cambodia, we bring you the opportunity to send handwritten messages to kids who may otherwise not know the  ...

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Rotaract

My advice for Rotaract Clubs

  This is a blog I have been meaning to write for over a year, however I have been procrastinating, as it is such an important topic I wish to get right. Basically, as the title says, I want to give advice to Rotaract clubs who conduct international service projects. I am by no means an expert  ...

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