Freshly returned from a trip to Laos, Yunrou explores a way for you to enjoy some of the flavor of that Southeast Asian country. Laos, at least for the near future, hasn’t become overly mechanized, sped-up, and crowded. In his writing Colin Cotterill, an author based in Thailand, really captures the primitive, beautiful, and simple life that still hangs on in Laos. Yunrou really enjoys reading Cotterill’s work and offers some suggestions on how to get started.

Welcome to the Forbidden Rice Podcast, an ongoing series of talks in which I don rose-colored glasses and address subjects that can be sticky, gritty, and challenging. I hope what I say will help you keep your highest ideals in mind all the time, shoot for the stars, make the world a better place, and to be true to your deepest self.

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