Tony's trip to Laos was not only a culinary voyage but a humbling trip back in time.
Some of the free planters, decorative items and building materials we left behind in Laos.
Cameraman Zach Zamboni in standard sleeping position.
Condiments of Laos: soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, chili paste, fish paste, a roll of toilet paper.
How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first!
Asian #7. Director/producer/cameraman and sometimes extra, Paul Cabana. Easily one of the best at the job.
In keeping with Zach's ongoing obsession with riding backwards on moving objects -- seen here rear-mounted on an elephant.
And it really does feel disturbingly scrotal up there -- like reverse tea-bagging a recently man-scaped giant.
Todd Leibler, slipping with each episode more deeply into the cesspit of alcoholism, takes some on-the-job lao-lao.