Read a beautiful note of Mr. Ian Marvin:
I was really excited when I was told about the lycee savan
site. It's amazing to find pictures of the lycee and see so
many names from long ago.
I hope some of you remember me, Ian Marvin, English teacher
from 1969-71. Savannakhet was an important time for me and
started my connections with Laos and English teaching which
have lasted through my life. After Savannakhet I stayed in
Laos until 1976 (first Fa Ngum, Phone Hong and then Dong Dok),
got married to a Laotian girl, Nang Manh, (Mannie), from
Vientiane, and then spent the next 30 years teaching,
working for the British Council in Tanzania, Senegal,
Malaysia, Hungary and England.
I am now retired and we live near Cambridge in England. We
have two daughters. Manivone Khiao aged 33, is married and
lives in London with husband Oliver, dog Bessie, and baby
Mae, born 24 April, six months old and the new love of our
life. Our younger daughter, Jessica, is 20 and still at
university studying Biology.
We still go back to Laos regularly to see Mannie's family.
Our next visit should be in December and we hope this time
to include Savannakhet, my first visit since 1972. No doubt
I will notice many changes in our little town.
I will try and attach a photo, taken last month with
Manivone and family. It would be nice to hear from anyone
who still remembers me so I can see how the years have
treated you My address is: