© Philip Ettin, FP, Kitchener
While travelling in Laos, our guide took us to his home for lunch. When we arrived granny was waiting for us and we felt as if she was assessing her visitors. Within a few minutes she was smiling and made us feel at home. During the meal, she watched every mouthful of food we ate -- as all grandmas do. The meal was terrific. We thanked her and as we were leaving her stoic face returned. This was quite unusual twist to our vacation and something we will not forget.