Author Archives: stefaniabello

February 16

Vietnam, Vang Vieng and Visiting COPE

Blog number 4 and I’m almost at the end of my time here in Laos – it feels so surreal now, I have already started re-entry calls with the PULSE team and my manager talking about my return. It is coming to an end : ( So, before I get all maudlin about my pending […]

December 22

Small victories and harsh realities

Hmmm… so my plan to do a blog every month wasn’t particularly successful. I know we all say this about time passing, but I cannot believe how quickly 3 months have gone since my last blog in September….. and it is about to be Christmas.  I’ve been ‘planning’ to do this blog for about a […]

September 24

All Things Female and Feline

I have been here for over a month now and it feels like time is already going pretty quickly. Work with Save the Children (STC) is going well, we are in the midst of a re-organisation so I am supporting the HR processes and learning a lot about Laos Labour Law.  Now, as much as my HR […]

August 28

“Sabaidee” from Vientiane, Laos!

First things first – it’s both ‘Laos’ and ‘Lao’ and hold the ‘s’.  So, is it ‘Laos’ or ‘Lao’? (I’ve seen ‘Laos’ and ‘Lao’ interchanged in written communications all the time). And if it is ‘Laos’ – is the ‘s’ pronounced? There are few discussions about this online but now being here, this is what […]