Laos is the most awesome country ever.  I love it.  I mean, so what if they happen to have a small problem with bandit attacks on buses or bombings in their capital.  It's still a totally laid back and friendly place.  I know many people though that would hate Laos since when I say it's laid back, I mean its laid back.  Laos is perfect for relaxing, getting back to nature, meeting friendly people.  If you want something to do, go to Thailand.  Remember the saying: the Vietnamese plant the rice, the Khmer harvest it, and the Lao watch it grow. After having been to all three of those countries, I think that sums up their atmospheres fairly well.

Since I have a ton of photos from Laos I am putting them on two pages to make it easier to load. So here's page one.


A girl and sibling at a village near Luang Prabang.

Also at the same village near Luang Prabang.

A village school. 

Children in a village along the Mekong get their first look through a camera courtesy of a friendly Aussie.

Even without indoor plumbing or city electricity, tv is there.

Ducks are kept in bamboo cages in a village along the Mekong.

View from a cave high on a hillside of Vang Vieng, a tourist ghetto on the road between Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

The river in Vang Vieng, a popular place to go tubing.

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