Our guide, who was also the sous chef at the resort where we were staying in Luang Prabang, claims these are meerkats. I said, well, I’m not 100% sure, but aren’t meerkats native to Africa, and this small mammalian species is actually squirrel? He assured us they were indeed, meerkats and not squirrels. So if you’re ever in the neighborhood of Laos and want some cute, cute rodent-like snacks, order the meerkats.
These aren’t just catfish. These are humongous catfish the size of a small child. I should have gotten a small child to stand next to them for perspective.
Naked mole rats. I actually was not aware that anyone in the world consumed naked mole rats. So if you have a secret lust for consuming small semi-cute quasi-rodents, you should go to Laos, where you can indulge in your despicable and awful habit without anyone knowing. I know, the picture isn’t in focus, which is pretty much par for the course, but I was holding an umbrella, and also crying just a little, so it was hard to focus. Mary suggested that I Photoshop little X’s over their eyes but I couldn’t because that’s just unspeakably heartless, and also my Photoshop skills are even poorer than my photo taking skills.