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    Laos — Our Trip To The “Pussy” Market

    Laos.  Ok.  A somewhat lighthearted and funny story to share with you.

    So we arrive in Luang Prubang, Laos last week and get an in briefing from a hotel owner about what to do in town.  Beyond the restaurants, cultural sites, natural wonders and similar recommendations one would expect, the owner looked me straight in the eye and said “Oh, and you have to go to the pussy market!”.

    Hmn, I thought.  Do I look that desperate?  My wife takes good care of me.  And how many heterosexual men alive might be curious about visiting a pussy market?  Besides, I thought the big time sex trade was in Thailand.

    And this recommendation did not make sense coming from a 24-year old gay young man floating around the hotel complex asking us how we liked his variant of hair dye that day — and every day thereafter.

    So, we checked it out.  See the picture.  It turns out there’s many places around here named “pussy”.

    There’s Phousi market, Phousi mountain, and so on.  In the photo with this piece it is written Phousy.  But they’re all just pronounced pussy over here (: >).  I'm sure we sound just as silly when we attempt to speak host nation languages where ever we visit.

    Tom @ RoverTreks
    Tom @ RoverTrekshttps://rovertreks.com
    Writer, futurist, and NASA Advanced Technology Programs Executive (ret.), Tom Talleur connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences and action. His writings and commentary in print, radio and television media span an array of topics, including technology security, history, culture, space, travel, public policy, law, and the future. Media appearances span television, radio, and dozens of print and online publications over the past 25 years. See TomTalleur.com for more information.

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