Walking home from dinner at a Laos restaurant last Friday we noticed a small nursery. We decided to take a quick look at what they had, seen as our apartment was in desperate need of some greenery.

We left with a large orange heliconia, a banana tree, a plant with big hart-shaped leaves and three orchids. All of this cost less than US$20, including the taxi we had to get to take us and our jungle back home. I feel much better now that I am almost sleeping under a banana tree.