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Bugs In The Laotian Countryside

by on October 3, 2012

in Laos

I am not a big fan of bugs.

I have gotten much better as a result of this trip, but maybe some fears only lesson and never go away. When I was in the El Salvadoran countryside I asked a little girl if she was afraid of spiders.

Her reply.. “No, why would I be?”

I can think of lots of reasons, but when you grow up surrounded by them you get used to it. No need to be afraid.

I included a gecko in the collection as I have the utmost respect for the work they do now! Spiders as well, but they still freak me out a bit – especially the gigantic one I found here.

Well, here is a collection of some of the “wildlife” I encountered in the Laotian countryside. Surprisingly, no cockroaches.

About Adam Pervez

In mid-2011 I left my cushy corporate job and took the plunge into a life incorporating my passions of traveling, writing, volunteering, learning, educating, and telling stories. I study what happiness means to others, offer what I can from my engineering/MBA background as a volunteer, and try to leave each place better than how I found it. Read more.

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Nomadic Samuel October 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

Those are some great shots Adam! It’s not easy to capture those fast moving creatures :)

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Adam Pervez October 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

Thanks! The caterpillar on my computer was my favorite though :)

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Jo October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

oh no! no! no! I’m going there next year and bugs are the only thing I’m worried about. I think I will wrap myself in a mosquito net!

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Adam Pervez October 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Don’t worry. This was in the countryside. In the city you won’t find too many bugs :)

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Jo October 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

I’m actually going to be in the countryside for a bit. Need to work on my phobia then – me thinks…

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Adam Pervez October 4, 2012 at 3:04 am

I worked on mine in Central America. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

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Jo October 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

True, Adam!
My sister asked me to ask you if any of these things above is poisonous – the phobia runs in the family :)

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Adam Pervez October 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

As far as I know, no.

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Kenji Cheow September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

The 1st two green bugs are praying mantis and the 3rd “not sure” is a cricket. That’s all I know. Haha.

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Adam Pervez October 1, 2013 at 3:29 am

Same here :)

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