Among the Siamese and the Lao

This essay is a summary of the Daniel McGilvary’s fascinating autobiography “Among the Siamese and the Lao”. Written around 1912, this autobiography lays out some of the unforgettable adventures McGilvary experienced in his journey as a missionary of the Christian faith. From 1870 he traveled extensively, laying the foundations for Christian communities. In his autobiography McGilvary, who lived from 1828 to 1911, links many stories about the people and places that he visited.
The time period in the autobiography starts in 1872, when McGilvary starts his expedition to Luang Prabang, one of the largest provinces of Siam (Thailand), to explore the field for his Christian mission. In this ...

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price. The prince of Nan made the trip possible with passports and a letter he issued requesting authorities along their journey to welcome them and to grant them anything they needed to proceed with their exploration. The letter was useful in almost every city they stopped, but in others it was not so useful because of a lot of unorganized leadership.
They arrived at Chieng Rai ten days latter, another large province of northern Thailand. From there they took a boat down the river of Me Kok to the ruins of Chieng Sen, then taken by the Siamese and the Lao almost a century earlier, which made them surprised of the desolation of the place. They latter arrived at Chieng Kawng where they met the governor of this city whom welcomed McGilvary and made all sorts of resources available to him and his men. It was in that city where they were finally able to take a trading boat directly to their destination, Luang Prabang. This expedition took them five days. When arrived at Luang ...

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Added: 3/29/2011 03:52:30 PM
Submitted By: michellemarcell
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1182
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