In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”
Luang Prabang, Laos
It’s busy. We have some experts who are going to show students from the local university the inner workings of a buffalo and teach them how to judge how pregnant a buffalo is by reaching into the uterus. And they will talk about artificial insemination and how it’s properly done.
My background is a little eclectic. I have a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in early childhood education, and I have a culinary degree. My husband, Matthew, works in finance, and we were living outside Boston trying to get a transfer overseas. Finally, an opportunity came up in Singapore, so we moved there with our three kids. There I taught household helpers how to make meals for Western families, while also catering and teaching cooking to kids. We became close friends with Susie Martin and Steven McWhirter, who are from Australia. In 2013 Susie left her job, and my husband quit a couple months later. I said, “I am so not going home. What are we going to do?” Susie said, “Let’s go build a hotel.” We loved Luang Prabang from a previous vacation, and we settled on Laos as a destination.
Read more here: http://www.ozy.com/true-story/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-buffalo-dairy-farmer-in-laos/78950