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.