“You know, you teach. You do not know, you learn..”
– Laotian Proverb
Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the history of the world. From 1964 to 1973, the United States dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh Trail and try to stanch a Communist insurgency—more than was dropped on all of Germany and Japan during World War II.
None of this was foremost in my mind while I was dipping around the pools at Kuang Si Falls.