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136 Laos and Thailand
Phil talks about his travel in Southeast Asia, particulary Laos and Thailand.

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There's not much industry in Laos.

"Industry" is trade or business activity.  Business activity can be the production or manufacture of items.  Notice the following:

  1. Because there is no real industry here a lot of people are unemployed.
  2. Wine is a big industry in California.


We spent 2 weeks in Laos.

To "spend" 2 weeks in a place is to stay there for 2 weeks.  Notice the following:

  1. You spend a lot of time traveling for your job.
  2. How much time do you spend with your boyfriend?


The food is really good, a lot of French cuisine.

A "cuisine" is a style of cooking.  Basically there is a lot French food.  Notice the following:

  1. What is your favorite cuisine?
  2. Do you like Greek cuisine?

as well

Lao cuisine is good as well.

"As well" is similar to "too" and "also."  We use it to add additional agreeing information.  Notice the following:

  1. I didn't know you were studying Italian as well.
  2. My sister is coming with us as well.


We would jog for miles and miles on this little trail.

A "trail" is a path or a very small dirt road that is used for walking.  Trails are not wide enough to drive on.  Notice the following:

  1. On Sundays we go biking on the public trail.
  2. There is a trail that goes from my house to the river.