In 2012, I returned to a special place I had the opportunity to visit 2 years ago, under the sun, in Laos. This time, the area stood under the rain, the wind, creating a darker atmosphere… This is a salt factory. Workers evaporate water in large flat tanks. Once the water has evaporated, only remains the salt, then transported in wicker baskets to larger storage. The ponds are filled with boiling water, the heat and the humidity are suffocating…  Elderly people work bent and children play right in the middle. We are but few kilometers away from Vientiane, the capital, nevertheless this place seems to belong to another time, another world…