Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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9 thoughts on “Sculpting Buddha – A Meditative Exercise in Laos”
Wonderful post! I love it – the meditative aspect really comes across with your black and whites, and the quotes. I would have loved to see this sculpture being created – you’re so fortunate. I agree – it is better to tarvel well, than to arrive.
Travel well this weekend, whether figuratively or literally. :)
This is wonderful, Tricia – I love the photographs of the scupture being created, and love the Buddhist quotes even more. They work beautifully together, thank you.
Thank you, Sarah! I just checked in on your adventures the other day and saw that you were headed to Thailand. I’m envious of all the scrumptious fresh pineapple & mango you must be devouring – enjoy! :)
Hi Tricia! What a wonderful story of your life! Looking forward to follow your adventures!
Yulia, I’m so happy that ‘India’ connected us! :) And thank you for your kind comment. I’m eager to see more of your tales as well. Until next time…
Extremely interesting post!
Glad you enjoyed the set of images, Sartenada. It was quite interesting seeing the progress this artist made whenever we’d pass by the statues. Have you been to Southeast Asia?